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    Has anyone ever been told that a 76 modifier can not be used on a surgical injection because it is not applicable? We are billing 64450 x 8 and using the 76 to indicate repeating the same procedure on the same day by the same physician. We are also attaching Rt and Lt to the individual lines.

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    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    It is not a repeat procedure if you performed the same procedure on a different atea or injected a different site, it is a different and distinct procedure for each one, that would be the use of the 59. A repeat procedure is the exact same procedure repeated in a different setting. Such as a repeated EKG or a repeated x ray after a reduction. It is impossibe to repeat an injection as a different needle is used and even if slightly a different site is injected.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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