As used in this policy, postoperative period refers to the period of time following a surgical or other invasive procedure during which reimbursement for certain procedures or services is included in the global surgical reimbursement to the provider or provider group.
As defined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and applied by the Company, reimbursement for a surgical procedure includes a standard global surgical package, which includes preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative services.
79 Unrelated procedure or service by the same physician during the postoperative period
Policy: MA03.008b:Modifier 78 Unplanned Return to the Operating/Procedure Room by the Same Physician or Other Qualified Health Care Professional Following the Initial Procedure for a Related Procedure During the Postoperative Period
Policy: MA03.007a:Modifier 77: Repeat Procedure or Service by Another Physician or Other Qualified Health Care Professional