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Pediatric Coding Alert

Pediatric Mythbuster:
Yes, You Do Need to Follow Global Periods for Minor Procedures

Even if you don’t perform “surgeries,” you are subject to global surgical package rules. Myth: Because pediatricians don’t perform surgeries and aren’t typically subject to Medicare regulations, they don’t need to follow surgical global periods when seeing patients. Reality: Not only do minor procedures have some global periods associated with them, but even services that have “000” global days actually [...]