Global Period for ICP Monitor

December 1, 2016

I did a consultation on an ICU patient (non-Medicare) and placed an intracranial pressure monitor (ICP) via twist drill on a patient this morning. The global period for the ICP monitor code, 61107, is 90 days so I now can’t bill for any follow-up hospital care. What’s the point – I should just not bill for the ICP monitor placement so I can continue to bill for follow up hospital care.

Actually, the postoperative global period for 61107 is not 90 days. Rather, it is 0 days so you may continue to bill your follow up hospital care using a subsequent hospital care code (9923x).

For today’s services you’ll report the consultation code, 9925x, appended with modifier 25 as well as 61107.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 12/01/16.


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