Ama Policy

Postoperative Care of Surgical Patients D-475.997

Payment Rules

1. Our AMA encourages private payers to make transparent their policies regarding the reporting of physician work that is performed by more than one physician for the performance of a segment (i.e., preoperative, surgical, or postoperative care) of a procedure with an assigned global period.

2. Our AMA strongly encourages the American public to become better informed about the need to coordinate both preoperative and postoperative care, especially in cases where the patient’s site of recovery is a significant distance from where the initial surgery was performed.

Policy Timeline

BOT Action in response to referred for decision CMS Rep. 3, I-06 Modified: CMS Rep. 1, A-08 Reaffirmed: CMS Rep. 01, A-18