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E/M and wart removal

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    If a patient came into to see her PCP on 5/4 for an e/m and 17000, patient had chronic conditions review and at the time of visit a new condition, wart on the finger was discussed and subsequently removed. This was billed 99213-25 and 17000. This was paid. Now if the patient returns on 5/13 for an additional wart removal, but on arrival complains of vertigo, yellow nasal dishcarge, other cold symptoms and ear congestion. This was billed as 99213-25 and 17000, since wart removal was also performed, and meds prescribed for other conditions. My question is should a 24 modifier also be appended to the 99213?

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    Coastal Coders
    10 day global period, so I would use the 24 on the 99213 and a 79 on the 17000.

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    17000 is for destruction of AKs and 17110 is for benign lesions other than skin tags and vascular proliferative lesions (warts, sk, etc.)


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