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Orthopedic Coding Alert

Global Periods Will Be Gone By 2018

CMS will slowly phase out global surgical packages starting in 2017. Following through on suggestions that were in the proposed rule, CMS has confirmed that it will phase out global periods. In 2017, all services with 10-day global periods will be assigned zero-day globals, and by 2018, the 90-day globals will fall to zero days as well. Because CMS seems [...]