Billing cystourethroscopy during the global period of a hysterectomy

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The patient has a hysterectomy (code 58571) for a fibroid uterus and adnexal mass. A couple months later the patient came back and had a cystourethroscope for cystitis with the global period of the hysterectomy. Should I use modifier -58 for billing or -79?
 

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-58 is for STAGED or RELATED during the postop. Since your provider did not plan at the time of origin surgery to do this, and it is for an unrelated issue, I would use -79.
 
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