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App.dressing during global for ulcer from cast

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    Question App.dressing during global for ulcer from cast
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    If a patient is in a global from surgery and develops an ulcer (from walking in cast) and the ulcer needs to be treated and dressing applied.
    Can we charge for dressings or an EM with a 24 modifier.
    Our office thinks we are losing alot of $$$ not billing for this.
    Thank you so much for any help.

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    Since the patient has a new problem, you can capture the E/M with the 24 modifier using the ulcer diagnosis

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