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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    East Stroudsburg, PA

    Default modifier 57 help

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    Pt came into office on friday 1-21-11. Physician scheduled a LHC to be performed on 1-24-11, should or can I append -57 to the office visit?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Green Bay


    No, considering heart caths have a 0 day global you wouldn't append a -57 modifier.

    -57 can only be used on e/m's for procedures that have a 90 day global.

    You won't need any modifier on that particular visit.

    Jessica CPC, CCC
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  3. #3
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    Apr 2007

    Default Ditto to JessGuru

    Always take into consideration the global periods that apply to procedures and the situation under which "the decision for surgery" was made.

  4. #4
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    Apr 2007


    57 is only used on the day of or day before a 90 day global. Any other global requires no modifier the days before and only a 25 the day of if the E&M is more extensive or for a different reason.

  5. #5
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    Apr 2007
    East Stroudsburg, PA

    Smile 57 modifier

    Thanks everyone, i thought so but wanted to confirm

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