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Guidance on Coding Podiatry

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    I'm new to coding for podiatry. I have a patient come in for an office visit and the provider does two procedures at that same visit. However, there are only two diagnosis codes given for that visit. I would still charge the office visit with a 25 modifier along with the two procedures performed that same day (i.e. paring and debridement or even an excision or avulsion)? Thanks in advance for the guidance.

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    No office visit unless they were there for something other then the procedures that were performed. The visit is usually included in the procedure.

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    I find this subject confusing myself- am I understanding this correctly?
    A patient returns to the clinic for routine foot care, the provider does trimming and debridement and also finds that the patient has cellulitis and removes the toenail.

    Should the patient come in just for the trimming and debridement the procedures only would be charged. Now that he has also found the cellulitis and removed the toenail would this qualify the visit for a EM charge also or would it still be just the procedure?

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