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Learn about New Rules on Post-Operative Data Reporting

Kentucky physicians, along with those in eight other states, will be required to report the number of post-operative visits they provide during the global surgical period under a new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) policy that takes effect July 1.

Learn more about the rules in a webinar hosted by the American College of Surgeons at 7 p.m. EDT Tuesday, May 23.

In addition to Kentucky, CMS will require Florida, Louisiana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon and Rhode Island to report the number of post-operative visits they provide related to certain 10- and 90-day global services. The ACS strongly urges all physicians who are required to report to comply with this policy. If CMS is unable to collect accurate and complete data, then reimbursements for 10- and 90-day global services could be negatively affected in the future.

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If you have questions regarding the reporting of global codes post-operative data, contact the ACS Division of Advocacy and Health Policy at For more information about this new policy, visit the ACS website or the CMS website.

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