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    Question Modifier 76

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    If the doc. performed a colonoscopy on one day and then the next day the patient started bleeding and the doc. did another colonoscopy would I use modifier 76?

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    Default Repeat procedure in global period

    It's appropriate to use the mod 76 when you repeat the exact same procedure (using the exact same CPT code) within the global period.

    But ... since the colonoscopy has a "0" global period you shouldn't need the -76 modifer. Also you are probably using a different CPT code ... perhaps 45382? ... for this second procedure.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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