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58571

Tammy Posted Mon 07th of November, 2016 14:00:56 PM
patient had a 58571 and 2 weeks later readmitted for pelvic hematoma, possible abscess and was seen subsequently. Is this part of the 90 global day for the 58571? or can we charge for the observation visits? thx
SuperCoder Answered Tue 08th of November, 2016 06:14:06 AM

The answer would depend on whether the post op visits were related to the procedure performed. Please see following CMS link which states global period guidelines and correlate with the details of the case:

https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNProducts/Downloads/GloballSurgery-ICN907166.pdf

Hope this helps!! Thank you.

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