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Mod? discharged and returns for obs

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    Is a mod needed for cases where a patient is discharged from the hospital and on the way home is involved in a car accident. Pt returns for observation care for injuries due to the accident but is never admitted.
    Billed 99238 on 9-29-07
    Charge submitted for Obs 99219 on 9-29-07
    I did find information and the use of Mod 27, but am not certain it is appropriate.

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    Modifier 27 is for Hospital reporting. If you are billing for physician's services you have to report the second service with modifier 25.

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    I agree with the -25 modifier!
    Christina Lee Wagner, CPC, CPC-H

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