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Modifier Help!!!

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    Default Modifier Help!!!
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    I have a patient who has medicare. They had surgery on 2/27/18 and ins paid. Patient ended up back in the hospital on 3/13/18 because of the original surgery on 2/27/18. Medicare is denying the 2nd hospital stay. Is there a modifier I can use to get this paid?

    Thank you for any help

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    Default modifier help
    i suggest using modifier 78 since the second procedure is related to the first surgery.

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    Thank you for your help

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