Understand the Global Surgical Package

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Elin Baklid-Kunz, MBA, CHC, CPC, CPMA, CCS
Conference Date
Wed, Feb 08, 2012
60 Minutes
Product Description

To Bill Or Not: What's In The Global Surgical Package


E/M services during global surgery periods have been targeted for review by both the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs).

Join Elin Baklid-Kunz, MBA, CPC, CCS in this 60 minutes event where she will provide you insights of the global surgical package. You will also learn how to use modifiers to correctly bill for services during the global period.

In this content-rich event, our expert speaker will review the components of the global surgical package and payment rules for minor surgeries, endoscopies and global surgical packages that are split between two or more physicians. Get the understanding of differences between Medicare and CPT.

You’ll walk away with a good understanding of:

  • Definition of Medicare’s global surgical package and how to determine the global period. 
  • Components of the global surgical package.
  • How to code any related or unrelated service during the global period.
  • Identifying the commonly used modifiers.
  • Reporting services that are split between two or more physicians.
  • Assessing your risk for RAC audits and review common examples and grey areas.

Who should attend? Coding professionals, billing specialist, practice managers, HIM directors, compliance officers, case managers and, physicians

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About Our Speaker

Elin Baklid Kunz - Medical Billing Coding Expert


Kunz is a national speaker and published author on topics related to medical practice compliance, coding, reimbursement, chart audits and federal regulations. Her twenty years of healthcare experience includes six years as Director of Physician Services for a large health system, seven years in corporate finance and four years in compliance. She presents workshops for the American Academy of Professional Coders and delivers keynote presentations for Eli Research...   More Info
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