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  1. Question Global Period / Modifiers
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    I'm stuck on a few procedures. On 11-6-09 we performed a cath removal 36589 as well as dialysis 90935- both of these were paid. on 11-09 we then died a tunnel cath placement 36561 and dialysis 90935 which are both denying for the global period of 36589 on the 6th. Any idea which modifier I need to use for the 36561 and the 90935? We aso had 90935 on the 7th and 8th which are being denied. I know with a modifier we can at least get the 36561 paid! Any suggestions? Thanks!

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    Milwaukee WI
    Default Check CPT Appendix A
    Please check CPT Appendix A for details. Look at modifier 58 and modifier 78.

    Not sure which is most accurate in your case.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    those were the ones i was looking at, just not completely sure which one would be the best fuor us. Thanks!

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