• Bundling of Services in Global Period

    Question: Do CCI edits apply to same day, same session or additional surgery performed in the global period?

    Answer: CCI edits bundle codes that are performed in the same day and same service.  If a separate surgery is performed in the global period, CCI edits do not apply. If the subsequent surgery qualifies as lesser to greater, staged or an injection, append modifier -58. If the subsequent surgery is unplanned, but related, append modifier -78. If the subsequent surgery is unrelated, append modifier -79. In each case, be sure to append the eye modifier and link the appropriate ICD-10 code to the highest level of specificity. 

    Learn more about bundling edits in the Learn to Code the Essentials.