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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Opp, Alabama

    Question Consultation codes and Medicare

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    Should we be using modifier 32 for pre-op?
    How about modifier A1? Is it being used?

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    Apr 2007
    Dover Seacoast New Hampshire


    Pre-operative services are not necessarily mandated in the way that the use of this modifier would indicate, so -32 would not be appropriate. Use the AI ("letter I, not number one), modifier for initial hospital visits and initial nursing home visits. They definitely are being used by the admitting providers.

    Hope this helps.

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