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    How can I correctly code for an 99233, inpatient hospital visit and a 36556, a central line procedure which has a one day global period. If I use a 24 modifier on the 99233 with a different dx on the 36556, will that be correct?

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    If documentation supports it, append a modifier -25.

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    I have done that, but I get denials as included in the global period. So I was trying to find out if there is another way to code it to get payment on the 99233

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    Quote Originally Posted by mracioppi View Post
    How can I correctly code for an 99233, inpatient hospital visit and a 36556, a central line procedure which has a one day global period. If I use a 24 modifier on the 99233 with a different dx on the 36556, will that be correct?
    When I looked up 36556 it actually has 0 global days, so you should not need a modifier. Sounds like a payer issue they may be using a different unbundling edit.
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC

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    Default Was there an earlier procedure?
    Was there any other procedure performed on an earlier date, for which the global period has not run out?

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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