In Coding
Sep 12th, 2016
Modifier 58 Staged or related procedure or service by the same physician or other qualified healthcare professional during the postoperative period is applied only during the postoperative period of a prior procedure, to indicate that the current procedure is either: Planned prospectively or at the time of the prior procedure For example, skin grafts may ...
In CMS
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 ...