WOW! You are getting a lot of conflicting information here!
First if you have a significant and separately identifiable E&M and a procedure (with a 10 day or less post op global) on the same day you do use a 25 modifer on the E&M.
You do not need more than 1 dx code on the claim to do this.
If the patient were scheduled to come in for the procedure and that was all that was offered on that day then you would have a procedure code only.
If the procedure has more than 10 days in the post op global then you will need a 57 modifier and it is attached to the E&M only not the procedure code.
You do not code the signs and symptoms with the definitive dx rendered by the physician as that is considered redundant coding.
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