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    If this second time for this procedure by different doctor can you bill anything additional for 25000, doctor says more work is invovled ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by cummins View Post
    If this second time for this procedure by different doctor can you bill anything additional for 25000, doctor says more work is invovled ??
    This is what your mod 22 is for. Have your doc dictate cover letter explaining why it was more difficult, how much extra time involved.etc.......send cover letter with op report, they will pay higher than normal on your code choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cummins View Post
    If this second time for this procedure by different doctor can you bill anything additional for 25000, doctor says more work is invovled ??
    If "different doctor" is in the same practice then it may be a little different. Other than that modif 22 should work.

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    I agree w the 22 modifier with note stating why more involved than original.
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