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    Hospital discharge 99238(3/12) denied global to 11200 skin tag removal(3/11) on newborn -Different day What modifier would be used!?
    Last edited by auntb; 04-04-2011 at 09:43 AM.

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    If it was the same physician, then use 24 on the discharge. If it was a different physician, appeal with records. Hope that helps!

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  4. #4
    Milwaukee WI
    Default 10-day global
    11200 has a 10-day global period. If the discharge was TRULY separate from the procedure, then it would be appropriate to use the -24 modifier. HOWEVER, if it was mostly connected to the skin tag issue, then the service is global to the procedure and should not be billed at all.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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