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    Question Modifier 22 question

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    When adding modifier 22-to an appy for extensive lysis of adhesions as an example--should the fee of the procedure code be increased to represent the additional work? If so, what percent?

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    Milwaukee WI

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    First, we require that our surgeons specify the amount of time required for the "extensive lysis of adhesions" ... If it is 1 hour or more then we add the -22 modifier to the primary procedure.

    We increase the primary procedure fee by 25%.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Very helpful-Thank You.

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