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    If patient comes in for annual exam and also gets immunizations would you use modifier 25 on the preventive visit?

    Ex: 99396

    99396-25 v70.0
    90737 v03.9
    90471 v03.9

    Or do you use the mod. 25 just on E/M codes for injections and immunizations

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Duluth, Minnesota


    hi kimb - yes, I use a .25 on the preventive when an immunization is given. As long as documentation supports the charges (The preventive codes are "E/M" codes as well as the "level" codes and consult codes too)
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Greeley, Colorado


    I agree with Donna. If you don't use the -25, either the admin or the preventive will be denied.

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