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    Default I've got a good one;
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    I just came across this scenario and was wondering which modifiers I would use.

    Pt comes in and has a vascular procedure done in July, is in a global for 90 days, then my general surgeon does a cholecystectomy on her (79) but now my vascular surgeon is bringing her in for a complication from her vascular procedure, so do I use -78, and -79? Won’t thiese cancel each other out?
    Keep in mind both MDs are under the same Tax ID.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nrichard View Post
    I just came across this scenario and was wondering which modifiers I would use.

    Pt comes in and has a vascular procedure done in July, is in a global for 90 days, then my general surgeon does a cholecystectomy on her (79) but now my vascular surgeon is bringing her in for a complication from her vascular procedure, so do I use -78, and -79? Won't thiese cancel each other out?
    Keep in mind both MDs are under the same Tax ID.
    Tax ID is irrelevant when it comes to 78 & 79 - it's only the same MD, or different MD. You would use -78, if the vascular surgeon took her back to the OR. Hope that helps!

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    Default Thanks, for responding
    Yes, that helps a lot. I was thinking that the tax ID did matter.

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