Angiogram Global Period

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Question:

We have a new neuroendovascular surgeon and I’m trying to figure out his coding – it’s complicated! I know the code for coiling an aneurysm is 61624. Do I need a global period modifier on this code because he did the coiling two days after the diagnostic angiogram?

Answer:

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The global period for the catheterization codes is 0 days; therefore, you should not need a global period modifier on 61624 when you coil an aneurysm on a different day after an angiogram.