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Emergency Department Coding & Reimbursement Alert

Get A Handle on Global Periods When Considering Modifier 57

The CMS Global Surgery Booklet is a great starting point to investigate the nuances of global periods. Take a look at these two agency guidelines on 10-day and 90-day global surgery packages that may factor into your modifier 57 (Decision for surgery) coding smarts. 1. See CMS clarifications on 10-day global surgery packages: “No preoperative period, “Visit ondayof the procedure is generally [...]


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