September 20, 2018
If a rehab facility I have privileges at consults me for a postop patient in postop global, can I bill for the consult?
That depends. Is it your patient and your global period? If so, then the “consult” is not billed if you’re continuing post-operative care. If the patient was operated on by a surgeon of your same specialty but not in your group, then this could be a consultation to you assuming it is non-Medicare patient (remember, Medicare does not reimburse consultation codes).
*This response is based on the best information available as of 09/20/18.