Global Confusion – Retinal Physician
Billing for a procedure done during the global period of a prior procedure.
Physicians and billers are often confused regarding which modifiers to use when a procedure is performed in the global period of a prior procedure. Here’s my attempt to provide some clarity.
This article addresses the following questions:
- What modifiers apply when a surgical procedure occurs during a global surgical period?
- How is modifier 58 used?
- What is appropriate use of modifier 78?
- How about modifier 79?
This article was published in Retinal Physician, which is written by Corcoran’s Executive Vice-President, Suzanne Corcoran, COE. To view the entire article in Retinal Physician, click on the link below: