Modifer 59,79, or none?

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If a patient received a surgery with a 90 day global, goes onto the recovery floor, then later on comes back to the operating room for a different procedure, should I use modifier 59 or 79? Should I bill the two different CPT codes on separate or different invoices?

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mitchellde

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if the second procedure is related to the first then it is a 78 if the second procedure is unrelated then it is a 79.
 

coders_rock!

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Thanks to both of you, the appropriate modifier is 78.

Do you suggest using a separate invoice?

Have a great weekend!
 
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