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    We billed a 20610 for a trigger point injection in the global period. We also billed for the medicine. The injection was for a different diagnosis then what the surgery was for. Medicare paid for the medicine but not the injection. Should the injection have had a modifier and if so what?

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    Mary

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    You may want to take a look at the 79 modifier: Unrelated procedure or service by the same physician during the postop period.
    Evangelina Frohna, CPC, CEMC

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    I have billed that code during a global, and attached modifier 58,and also send notes to the insurance.

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