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Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement

Avert Modifier 57 Tangles with Global Surgery Distinctions

Understand the specifications for 10-day versus 90-day. 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: [...]