-25 mod on medicine codes?

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I have been told in the past to not use -25 mod on medicine codes, such as 93010 and 92950 but can't find any documention regarding this. We are getting denials when the mod is not used. Anyone have anything written as to use or not use?

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pamtienter

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A 25 modifier would be used on the E/M when billed with another service that has a global day period to show that the E/M is separately identifiable from that other service and should be reimbursed in addition to the other code. 93010 has "XXX" for global days and I see 92950 has "000" so technically, you shouldn't need the 25 modifier when you bill an E/M with 93010.

With that said, some payers have their own rules so I'd still check on it and learn what the payers want.
 

Lisa Bledsoe

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I agree with Pam. Payers have their own guidelines. We usually have to use -25 on the E/M when any other service is performed (EKG, Neb tx, injections, etc). In fact, we have one payer that requires not only -25 on the E/M but -59 on EKG's...
 
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