111 A PPEN D I X A Coding Challenge Answer Key 3. Which of the following is not included in the surgical package as defined by Current Procedural Terminology? a. A return to the operating room for treatment of a surgical complication b. Writing orders c. Evaluation of the patient in the recovery area d. Local anesthesia Answer: a. Current Procedural Terminology does not include treatment of surgical complications in the surgical package. 4. How long are the typical global periods of services? a. 0, 10, or 60 days following the service b. 0, 10, or 90 days, including the date of the service c. 0, 10, or 90 days following the date of the service d. All pediatric services include a 90-day global period. Answer: c. Global periods of 0, 10, or 90 days are used by Medicare and most other payers.
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