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Coding and Billing for Postoperative Services in the Global Period by a Different Physician

Coding and Billing for Postoperative Services in the Global Period by a Different Physician


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by Barbara J. Cobuzzi, M.B.A., C.P.C., C.P.C.-H., C.H.B.M.E.
After performing surgery with a 90-day global period, surgeons sometimes pass the postoperative management of the patient to a physician colleague, who may be a primary care physician or a nonsurgical specialist (an internist or a cardiologist, for example). This may happen because the patient has surgery in a location far from home and then returns home soon after surgery. Or it may occur simply because some surgeons always turn over postoperative care to an internist or cardiologist while the surgeon concentrates on surgery.