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    Ok, we need to clarify that if a code is not global such as a stent or a cardiac cath placement, if our doctor two days later goes back to the OR and does a second stent do we even need to use a modifier to state related or staged, if not Medicare? If it is Medicare and the procedure codes still do not have a global period are the modifiers necessary for payment? Hope that makes sense, any help please!

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    If you perform a procedure outside of a global period (zero global period) you do not need the -58; -78; or -79 modifiers.

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