Global Surgery: Where to Find Payer Policies

When it comes to global surgery — all necessary services a surgeon normally furnishes before, during and after a procedure are included in the payment for the surgery — every payer has its own policies about coding and billing. Some commercial payers follow Medicare’s policies to one degree or another.

Where to find all the applicable rules? Here is a quick rundown with some high points.

Need help with coding and billing in your practice? TMA Practice Consulting offers on-site training, reviews, and check-ups. Or, ask your county medical society to schedule a TMA 30-Minute Billing Cure session in your city.

Published Aug. 14, 2012

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June 01, 2016