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Start of global period

Sandra Posted Thu 01st of April, 2010 15:31:28 PM

Patient is seen for ongoing problem in March. MD recommends surgery, patient is agreeable, but does not want to have surgery until a later date. Does the global period start on the date seen even if the surgery is scheduled more than 90 days after date seen?

SuperCoder Answered Mon 05th of April, 2010 06:02:55 AM

Global period is considered/starts soon after the surgery has been performed. It is not considered from the date seen by the physician, who schedules to perform the surgery on a specific date.

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