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  1. Cool 24, 25 modifier
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    Patient is in global for right knee, he comes in for a post surgery visit and has his left knee injected. We bill an E&M for the left knee and we bill for the injection, what modifiers would you use on the E&M?

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    Modifier 24 unrelated evaluation & management service by the same physician during a postoperative period would be my choice.

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    North Carolina
    When you say "injection" did you perform 20610? If so, you would bill both.

    9921X-24/25 (unrelated to post op And /separate, identifiable E/M)
    20610-79 (example-assuming you did a joint inj.)
    Last edited by RebeccaWoodward*; 04-29-2010 at 08:12 AM. Reason: spelling

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