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    Patient comes into the clinic and has an office visit. Dr. does either an EKG or B12 injection. I am being told that we do not have to use the modifier on the office visit since an actual PROCEDURE was not done. How are you doing it and what are your results? If you bill an office visit and EKG without a -25 modifier is it being paid or denied? Having a problem with the billing office. Thanks!

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    Smile mod 25 for injections

    In my experience you will append modifier 25 when you do an injection, however not when you do an EKG. Good luck.

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    When billing for Medicare, 25 modifier should be appended to an E/M when you bill a procedure having 0 or 10 global days. EKG and B12 injection both has global days indicator as XXX. For certain commercials, they need a modifier with E/M along with EKG and Injection. In any of the case, E/M service should be irrelevant to the procedure done or should be above and beyond the normal preop component for the procedure done.
    Jagadish, CCS-P, CPC

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    Thank you for your help!

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