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    Default Question about Modifiers.

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    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?

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    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.

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    Thanks so much

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    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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