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    If a mediastinoscopy is done on one day and b/c of the mediastinoscopy it is decided to do a mediasternotomy with removal of masson another day how would you code/ ie: what modifiers,
    Last edited by lmz0330; 05-02-2011 at 11:41 AM.

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    If it is within the 10 day global period of the mediastinoscopy, I would add modifier -58. This modifier is used for planned/staged procedures or if the subsequent procedure is more extensive than the original (but still related).

    If unrelated to the first surgery, I would add -79.

    Lisi, CPC

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    Thank You, Lisi

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