Go Back   AAPC Forum > Medical Coding > General Discussion
Forum Rules FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools
Old 09-13-2010, 05:13 PM
Pattiann Young Minnick Pattiann Young Minnick is offline
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2
Pattiann Young Minnick is on a distinguished road
Default Knee injection while in a global period

Can anybody direct me to some information regarding not billing for an injection while in the post op period if the need for injection is related to the surgery? Thnaks
Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 09:10 AM
fredabrinson fredabrinson is offline
True Blue
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Swainsboro/Statesboro, GA
Posts: 752
fredabrinson is on a distinguished road
Default Confused by the question

I don't agree that a medical necessary injection (or any other procedure) would not be billable even in a global period. Perhaps I am misunderstanding your question.

A hospital is not allowed to bill for routine injections or medications related to a surgery during the performance of or recovery from the surgery, but this is different than a global period.

I'm sure you are familiar with the modifiers available to describe services rendered during periods that may or may not be related to a surgery (58, 76, 77, 78, 79).

Again, I think I am confused by your question so my post could be totally unrelated to your situation, and I do apologize if that's the case.
Freda Brinson, CPC, CPC-H, CEMC
2014 President AAPC Swainsboro, GA Chapter
Past President - 2012, 2008; Past Vice President - 2013, Past Education Officer - 2009 of Savannah, GA Chapter
Past Member AAPCCA Board of Directors (2009-2012)
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Disclaimer: Although AAPC staff members will monitor these forums periodically, we cannot be responsible for the information posted herein, nor guarantee its accuracy. Our members may discuss various subjects related to medical coding, but none of the information should replace the independent judgment of a physician for any given health issue. Please note that the opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of AAPC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:15 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ?2015, AAPC