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Sep 1st, 2012
The modifier is critical to telling the story of your medical coding claim. Just as words with similar definitions convey distinct meanings (“plan” versus “scheme,” for instance), so do modifiers with similar descriptors. We’ll discuss three that require precise application: modifiers 58, 78, and 79. Modifier 58 Modifier 58 Staged or related procedure or service by ...
Sep 1st, 2007
Break down the intricacies of these complex procedures to select the right code.   By Barbara J. Cobuzzi, MBA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CHCC  CPT® can be an incredible resource for coders, but when faced with a difficult operative report for a thyroidectomy, glossectomy or neck dissection, coders need every single resource in their coding arsenal. ...