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    Red face Which modifier

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    My doctor was the actual surgeon that came in and did a repair of small bowel injury ( caused by the attending OBGYN performing a tubal ligation )
    He is not normally an on call emergency doctor, but he happened to be finishing up in the OR, treating one of his scheduled surgeries (General surgeon). I am coding the repair 44602 attached to 863.20 but which modifier do I use? Can someone help? THank you.

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    Not to sure if you would need a modifier - Couldn't you just
    code your Doc's Procedure - ?Separately
    Deb, CPC

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    Biloxi, MS


    Thats what I would do. Just code my surgeons work. No modifier.

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