Modifier 24 vs Modifier 79

MelDS

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A patient had a triple CABG and 3 days after the procedure, the same Dr. sees the patient and documents postoperative anemia. The patient has transfusions. Modifier 24 is unrelated E/M service by same Dr. during a postop period. Modifier 79 is unrelated procedure or service by the same Dr. during the postop period. I am leaning toward modifier 79 but I am confused. Help please.
 

mitchellde

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Then 24 is for E&M codes only and the 79 is for procedures only. You could not charge the E&M if this is a post op complication, the transfusion may or may not be reimbursed it will depend on the payer.
 

MelDS

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Then 24 is for E&M codes only and the 79 is for procedures only. You could not charge the E&M if this is a post op complication, the transfusion may or may not be reimbursed it will depend on the payer.

So it is the -79 since this is a procedure?
 
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