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The global surgical package, also called global surgery which is billed as package consists of:
1.       Pre-operative consultant with a doctor or his assistant (one visit before surgery)
2.       Intra- operative consultant part (Surgery)
3.       Post-operative consultant part (Post-operative period follow – up care)
For minor procedure’s there can be a 10 day global period. (This might include manipulation, debridement (cleaning on wound), Laceration and more)
For major procedures there can be a 90 day global period. (This might include Total Hip replacement, Total Knee replacement, carpal tunnel release and more.)
Which both global periods are determined by CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) which is published by the American Medical Association.
The things that are not included in the global package are:
1.       Initial consultation or evaluation of the problem by the surgeon.
2.       Visits unrelated to the diagnosis for which the surgical procedure was performed.
3.       Treatment for the underlying condition or added course of treatment which is not part of normal recovery from surgery.
4.       Diagnostic tests and procedures, for example X-rays taken during the global period will be billed.
5.       Clear distinct surgical procedures that occur during the post-operative period which are not reoperations or treatment for the complications.
6.       Casting/ cast supplies
If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact the billing department at 715-847-2382 or toll free at 877-260-6755.