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    Default Is there a modifier for this?

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    We have a patient who was treated for ORIF in a different state (probably on vaca). She also had f/u appts what that Dr. She came to us for a washout due to an infection. She is still under global. We will be seeing her for her continued care. Do I need a modifier? Modifier 55 and 54 would not meet this criteria since patient will be following up with us.

    Please help!



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    Apr 2007


    Since she had her original surgery by another physician not associated with your practice, you would not need a modifier on your surgical wash-out procedure.

    Mary, CPC,COSC

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    Thank you so much Mary!

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    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default Modifier 79?

    Never mind ... modifier 79 is for same physician ... I think I need more coffee.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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