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    Default Question on Modifier placement and sequencing...

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    I am a new coder working for a orthopedic practice. A new and somewhat frustrating adventure!

    When coding a office visit ex. 99213, with another service performed, ex. 99407, (smoking cessation) to which should I apply mod 25? The 99213 or / 99407?

    Also which would be the proper sequencing order, the 99213 first or the 20610 (aspiration ,injection) / 99407?


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    Default Modifier placement & sequencing

    You would put the 25 mod on the 99213.
    The sequence would be the 99213-25 then the 20610 (aspiration).
    Hope this helps.

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    Apr 2007
    Ann Arbor, Michigan


    99213 w/ 25, then 20610, then 99407, i would add a 59 modifier to smoking cessation, otherwise some insurance companies will include w/ your 20610. Im a biller, this is based on experience w/ different payors.

    99213 25
    99407 59

    Hope that helps,

    Amber V. Logan
    Preferred Medical Mgmt. Solutions

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    Smile Re:Question on Modifier placement and sequencing...

    Thank you both for the info!

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