tci General Surgery Coding Alert - 2007 Issue 1

READER QUESTION ~ Check Fee Schedule for Global-Period Info

Question: I see a lot of discussion about -global periods,- but I cannot find anything in CPT that defines the global period for any particular procedure. Where can I find this information?Michigan SubscriberAnswer: You can find global-period information in the Medicare Physician fee schedule Database, available as a free download on the Medicare Web site at If you cannot access the page in the link given above, go to the CMS home page ( and use the -search- function in the upper right-hand corner to find -physician fee schedule...

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