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    Default Mod 55 clarification please!!!!!!!

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    I just need some clarification on the 55 mod. Is it attached to the sugery charge not the e/m?

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    CPT codes for use with modifer -55 are appropriate codes in the surgery section (10040-69990) and in the medicine section (90281-99600), unless limited by the third party payer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banderson77 View Post
    I just need some clarification on the 55 mod. Is it attached to the sugery charge not the e/m?
    Surgery code. Modifier -55 is not appropriate for E/M codes.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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