To Bill or Not: What's in the Global Surgical Period

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Jean Acevedo, LHRM, CPC, CHC, CENTC
Conference Date
Thu, Jan 21, 2010
60 Minutes
Product Description

Unravel the mystery of what is, and what is not, included in 0 or 10 day and 90-day global periods.

Everyone knows there is a “global period” for surgical procedures - but CMS and the OIG are focusing more and more on paying claims appropriately.

It's more important than ever before to not code and bill for a service that is included in a global period to avoid being targeted.

At the same time, with decreased reimbursement, every practice needs to capture all the revenue it is entitled to

Here's what you will learn:

  • Get the scoop on what Medicare may consider abuse when billing for the assist of a Physician Assistant.
  • Keep the feds away: Know when not to bill for a service.
  • Don't believe it when you're told that "everything" is included in the global period.
  • Medicare will pay for complications relative to a surgery - but you need to know when…
  • Get appropriate reimbursement by have a solid understanding of the global surgery concept.

Who should attend: Coders, billers and office managers

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Jean Acevedo - Otolaryngology Coding Expert

Jean Acevedo, LHRM, CPC, CHC, CENTC has 30 years of health care experience. She has a particular expertise in chart audits, compliance & education and has been an expert witness in civil litigation as well as Federal fraud cases.She is a workshop presenter for the American Academy of Professional Coders, a member of the Advisory Board for Parses, Inc., an instructor at Florida Atlantic University, and a member of several...   More Info
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