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    Default 52332 w/ 50590 repeat procedure 90 day global

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    Please help, physician performed both in December. Pt returned for kidney stones agan in Feb - unclear if this is a mod -76 repeat by the same physician or mod -78 related procedure in post-op period.

    Thank you in advance!

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    If it's treating the same stone, it would be a 58 mod for "staged procedure". Normally the physician will make the patient aware prior to the ESWL that additional treatment may be required. Hope that helps!

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    I agree if the physician stated in his notes that it was discuss with the patient that he/she may need additional procedure to remove the stone then mod 58 is needed. But if there is no notification that it was discuss with the patient. Use modifier 78

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