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    I am an Emergency Room coder. I need to know what modifier to use, if any, for a repeat procedure done in the ER during the global period. The patient had and I&D done on a paronychia of the finger and came back 4 days later to have it done again at the same site.

    Can I bill for the procedure again (10060)?

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    Columbia, MO
    are billing for the facility or the physician? The facility has no global so yes bill the procedure with no modifer. The physician dose have a global but a modifer might be possible if more information is available.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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