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    Hello to everyone,
    I have a claim on post op stent procedure & angioplasty, and after 2 weeks the same Doctor performed another stent procedure & angioplasty on the same limb but different artery/vascular family, do i need to put modifier 79 on the second visit to all the procedures and imaging done by the same physician on the postoperative period?
    or do i need to have a different modifier? I do need an opinion from anyone, i do appreciate all the help.Thank You

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    Hi! From what I can tell you are doing PTA & Stent's in the lower limb. Those codes (37205) 35470-35475 etc: do not have any global days attached so you do not need modifer 79.

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    Thank you for that information, I just thought that it has a global period and the claim will just be denied without the aid of a modifier. I think i understand it more now...again thanks alot dpumford

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