Lovell Posted Thu 06th of February, 2014 17:35:44 PM
I received an encounter form with '66825-79' as the only code listed with a diagnosis of V43.1. The doctor wanted to no charge this because he feels its within the global period for a surgical IOL procedure he performed a few weeks earlier. I wanted to know if we were able to bill this even though its within the global period. Does the global period apply to this procedure?
SuperCoder Answered Fri 07th of February, 2014 09:17:44 AM
The modifier 79 says to be used in Global Period. Unrelated Procedure or Service by the Same Physician or Other Qualified Health Care Professional During the Postoperative Period
You can bill this during the global period of IOL procedure.