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    Default -57 modifier not needed if documentation supports service?

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    I was told by another facility today that if a physician admits a patient to the hospital and during the admit makes the decision to perform a 90 day global procedure on the same day, that a -57 modifier is not necessary if the documentation supports the service. I always thought that situation is what the -57 modifier was for. Any thoughts????

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    Apr 2007
    Greeley, Colorado


    I agree with you. If you don't append the -57 your admit code will be denied as global.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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    Your E&M service will deny without it.


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    Apr 2007


    I agree with both Lisa and Treetoad. Gotta have it!!

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