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    One of my physicians was told recently by an auditor that he could bill separately for reviewing a patients pathology for a lesion excision, even within the post operative period. Has anyone heard this and what modifier would you use?

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    hmm.....I would request the documentation to support that from the auditor. If you get it, posting it here would be a great asset. I was taught that this inclusive, but would love to be wrong!

  3. Default 26 mod
    Typically it would be a 26/pc mod. You should check with your insurance companies to see how it would/should be documented.

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