AMA CPT® Assistant - 1998 Issue 8 (August)

Global Surgical Package (August 1998)

August 1998 pages 5-6 Coding Communication Global Surgical Package In order to discuss a global surgical package, this concept needs to be defined. Unfortunately, there is no one standard definition that is universally accepted. We will begin by discussing the package described in the CPT book; then other global surgical packages will be described, including the most widely known global surgical package adopted by Medicare as part of Medicare Physician Payment Reform. The Package On page 57 of the standard CPT 1998 coding manual, under listed surgical procedures it states: Listed surgical procedures include the operation per se, local...

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