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Orthopedic Coding Alert


3 Scenarios Will Hone Your Post-Op Infection Coding

Hint: Look to global period and modifiers for your solutions. You could be sabotaging your claims for post-op infections if you aren’t well versed on individual payers’ global policies and unsure of what modifiers to append. Here are three common scenarios to facilitate better reporting of postsurgical infection billing: Coding scenario 1: Several days following an open repair of distal [...]