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    I need help with this. Pt came in for office visit, 99213. Dx 078.11. The physician did these procedures 57452, 56515 and 57065. Not sure what modifier to use.

    Please help

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    This is how i think that this should be coded:
    You should not bill 57452, because this is a diagnostic procedure (colposcopy). You can't include a diagnostic into a sugery. You would add a modifier 25 to the office visit.

    marty 3073

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