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Question about Modifiers.

  1. #1
    Portsmouth, VA
    Default Question about Modifiers.
    Medical Coding Books
    I had a question I am a new coder and this question came up on a test that I took.
    What modifiers can be used when an E/M code is billed with a procedure?

  2. Smile E/M Modifier with Procedure
    -25 indicates a seperately identifiable E/M with a procedure, it is added to the E/M code,
    (99213-25). The documentation must support both services and indicate medical necessity.

  3. #3
    Portsmouth, VA
    Thanks so much

  4. #4
    Concord, NC or Rochester, NY
    -24 Unrelated E&M Service by the Same Physician During a Postoperative Period
    -25 Significant, Separately Identifiable E&M Service by the Same Physician on the Same Day of the Procedure or Other Service
    -57 Decision for Surgery

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