Results 1 to 2 of 2

Help with Modifier 77!!!!

  1. Default Help with Modifier 77!!!!
    New Call-to-action
    Hi-i am hoping someone can help me with this...

    A patient was seen by one of my surgeons as a new consult and later had a breast re-excision/lumpectomy (Cpt 19301) on 9/13/10. The patient had originally had a similar procedure done in the same breast by another surgeon (not affiliated with my surgeon. Cpt 19125). Would I append a modifier 77 to our CPT code prior to submitting? Or would I simply submit the code with no modifier appended? Technically it's almost same procedure, the difference is one being excised by use of a wire, the other without.

    Any advice you can offer is much appreciated!!!
    Thanks in advance!


  2. #2
    75717 & 80404
    If it wasn't done on the same day then you don't need a modifier.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-18-2015, 01:17 PM
  2. Modifier 59 vs Modifier 91 for Laboratory
    By leahrey in forum Modifiers
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-23-2015, 12:01 PM
  3. MODIFIER PT VS MODIFIER 33 Screening Colonoscopy
    By Ann Johnson in forum Modifiers
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-19-2012, 07:08 AM
  4. Modifier 58 versus Modifier 78
    By Ramona03 in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-04-2012, 12:10 PM
  5. Modifier 51 Versus Modifier 59
    By Sborkowski in forum Modifiers
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-26-2009, 03:59 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.