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    I am coding an EKG with an E/M service in a facility based Urgent Care Clinic.
    A repeat EKG (93005) is being billed. Can this be billed with the repeat modifier or with the 59 modifier?

    Additionally, I have been instructed not to use the 25 modifier on the E/M
    service (but only for one of the UC locations that I work). How can this be correct?

    Please inform.


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    repeat ekgs can be billed with modifiers 76 or 77 depending if the same MD or a different MD read the EKG.

    You were told correctly, modifier 25 is not required on an E/M code when an EKG is performed the same day, per CMS. However, there are some payers that ask for a modifier 25.

    Dolores, CCC - CPC

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