BC Advantage - 2017 Issue 9

Global Surgical Package: When to Bill and When Not to Bill, That is the Question

The global surgical package is inclusive of the services that would normally be provided to the patient following surgery. Depending on the global period assigned to a CPT code, the pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative services could be included in the global surgical package. The global period is defined by the number of global days assigned to a CPT code.Zero day global period has no pre-operative or post-operative services included. 10-day global period has no pre-operative period, but does include a post-operative period. The global period includes 11 days - the day of the procedure and the...

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