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Surgical Modifier

  1. #1
    Long Island/New York
    Default Surgical Modifier
    Clearnace Sale
    Pt does not want surgery, even though Dr recommends, they decide to do a closed treatment with brace. A few days later the patient wants the surgery. What modifier would be appropriate for the second procedure? 58? Not sure - thanks.

  2. #2
    High Point, NC
    Yes, I think 58 would be the appropriate modifier. It is a more extensive procedure that the original and that fits the descriptor of 58.
    Cindy Gallimore, CPC, CENTC

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    Long Island/New York

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