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Aug 30th, 2009 - docschmenke   1 

Incision and Drainage with packing

I Incised and Drained a wound and ended up packing it. I realize there is a global period on this. Does anyone know what the global is on an I&D with packing..Many times we have the patient come back over numerous days to change the packing, but it goes on for a few weeks.. I thought the global was 10 days. If so, after the 10 days if I am still packing the wound (due to the depth and healing) can I start to charge and office visit for this? 99211 for nursing or 99212 If I go in and evaluate the patient, and or I change the packing myself? Thanks

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Aug 31st, 2009 - Codapedia Editor 1,399 

Incision and Drainage with packing

You're right: all of the I&D codes listed below have a ten day global period: 10060, 10061, 10080, 10081, 10120, 10121, 10140, 10160, 10180, 11770.

Changing the dressing/re-packing is included in the payment for the procedure for ten days.

If the patient needs to be seen after the global period is over, you may bill a nurse visit (if a Medicare patient, that visit must meet incident to guidelines, so you have to be in the office when the nurse performs the service) or an office visit (99212-99215) based on the level of history, exam and MDM you perform.

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Jul 21st, 2020 - Packing 1 

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You're right: all of the I&D codes listed below have a ten day global period: 10060, 10061, 10080, 10081, 10120, 10121, 10140, 10160, 10180, 11770. Packing and moving companies near me
https://gjmoving.com/services/packing/ Changing the dressing/re-packing is included in the payment for the procedure for ten days.
If the patient needs to be seen after the global period is over, you may bill a nurse visit (if a Medicare patient, that visit must meet incident to guidelines, so you have to be in the office when the nurse performs the service) or an office visit (99212-99215) based on the level of history, exam and MDM you perform.
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Thank you for the explanation!

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