thoracic surgery coder

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    Wiki Effusion drainage with pleurodesis

    I have a provider who wants to add modifier 22 for draining a pleural effusion at the time of doing a pleurodesis. I don't see it documented that there was increased work, complexity, or time and the office manager is pushing back. Please see the below op note snip and all feedback is welcomed...
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    Wiki Seeking Remote Cardiac and Thoracic Surgical Coding Position

    Experienced Cardiac and Thoracic Surgical Coder seeking a remote coding position. Please see attached resume for experience and employment details. Thank you, Monica J. Aiello, CPC