Modifier 76 vs 59

kelam

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When a patient has multiple IM injections during a visit, what is more appropriate modifier for the second 96372, 76 or 59? Our classic case is a B12 inj and testosterone inj on the same day. I was under the impression that a 76 was used, is this correct coding?:confused:
 

dballard2004

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Modifier 76 is for a repeat procedure or service by the same physician. From what you describe here, you are giving two different injections (one B12 and one testosterone). This is clearly not a repeat procedure here, so you would report modifier 59 on the second injection. Hope this helps.
 
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