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Reminder: CMS Call on Reporting Global Codes Set for April 25

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) encourages members who are subject to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reporting requirements for 10- and 90-day global services to participate in a CMS teleconference, 1:30−3:00 pm EDT, April 25. This call will provide information regarding the new reporting requirements, along with reporting resources and tools.

The rule takes effect July 1 and applies to practitioners who furnish 10- and 90-day global services on a CMS list of 293 codes and who are in practices with 10 or more other practitioners in any of nine selected states—Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, and Rhode Island. These practitioners will be required to report Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 99024 for each postoperative visit related to the specified codes for services that they provide to a Medicare beneficiary.

The call will include a question-and-answer period. Coders, billers, and practice managers in the nine selected states are encouraged to participate as well. Details about the call, including registration information, are posted on the CMS website.

More information about the global codes policy is available on the ACS website and the CMS website. Surgeons who have difficulty complying with this policy or who have questions should contact the ACS Division of Advocacy and Health Policy at regulatory@facs.org.

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