An Overview of Global Surgery & Surgery Coding Guidelines
Physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants in many specialties perform procedures in the office, surgery center or hospital. The payment for procedures includes some pre-op and post-op work, done by the clinician.
There are instances, however, when E/M services may be billed for an initial evaluation for a minor procedure and when E/M services may be billed in the post-op period. Knowing when to bill for these and when these E/M services are included in the global surgery payment is imperative. Surgeons and coders also need to know how to bill for additional surgical services in the post-op period.
This guide from CodingIntel explains surgery coding guidelines and the global period for procedures.
Global Period for CPT® Codes
Knowing the surgery coding guidelines related to procedures is essential to ensure practice revenue and for submitting claims that are compliant with CPT® and CMS rules.
Download the Global Surgery Coding Guide below to learn more! And, see our complete list of in-depth coding guides.Table of contents
Definition of global package
Medicare fee schedule
Bundling and NCCI
Initial evaluations prior to minor procedure
E/M and procedure of the same day
Initial evaluations prior to major procedure
Pre op evaluations
Post op evaluations
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Betsy Nicoletti, Revised 12/10/2018