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    Can someone tell me when you have 2 modifiers to append to a CPT code.....which modifier goes first...Is there a rule of thumb for this.....

    I would be using Modifier 52 and 26


    Thanks Pat

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    Quote Originally Posted by tricia View Post
    Can someone tell me when you have 2 modifiers to append to a CPT code.....which modifier goes first...Is there a rule of thumb for this.....

    I would be using Modifier 52 and 26


    Thanks Pat
    I would use the money modifier (52) then the prof comp(26).
    Karen Barron, CPC
    Hampton New Hampshire Chapter

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    You should append the modifier 26 (professional) first and then the 52.

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    I agree with Rosalie...use the modifier that drives the payment first. In this case -26 because it is telling the payer that you did the professional component (not global and they won't bundle with the technical component).

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    yes, I agree with Rosalie and Lisa - they're correct, the .26 professional side is always (same for technical side if coding that side, TC first)....then the other mods follow.
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    Thanks for all the feedback

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