78 modifier ?

scooter1

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Patient had a total knee replacement 2 months ago. Now has significant arthrofibrosis and the doctor has done a manipulation of the knee under anesthesia.

27570 with a 78 Modifier? Would this be considered a complication ? Or would I use the 79 for a separate procedure. I always get confused on this scenario. . . . . please help
 

cluke

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I personally would use 78 as this appears to be an unplanned service for a related procedure. Anyone else?
 
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