SUPER CODER USERS -URGENT Help !!!!!!!! Modifier with X rays

NishaJ

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Patient had a gastro related surgery, now patient in post op days(90 days ) . During global days, if they performed CXR , Can we use modifier 79 with CXR. In super coder, we can find the modifier under the heading "Modifier guidelines" , modifier 79 not listed to use with 71010, whereas, under the heading " MODIFIER CROSS WALK -P", modifier 79 has listed . Since we are working for physicians, Please advice can we use modifier 79 as per the "Modifier Crosswalk -P". Plz make me clear on this...
 

CodingKing

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Radiology during post op period is not considered part of the global surgical package so you don't need any mods.
 

NishaJ

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Thanks for your reply. Can you please explain the difference between "Modifier guidelines" and "MODIFIER CROSS WALK -P" in SUPERCODER ?
 
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Modifier Guidelines are specific to the code. Modifier Crosswalks are links to a modifier's definition and explanation not specific to the code.
 
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