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Modifier 79-different procedure

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    We had an office visit and did a totally different procedure during a global period. I know that I need to add the modifier 79 but do I add it to just the offive visit code or just the procedure code or both? Thanks for you help.

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    If you have an ov that is unrelated to the global you need a 24, if that same ov is significant to the procedure then performed you also need a 25, then for the procedure you need the 79.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Thanks for your help Debra. I appreciate it.

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