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    hai
    could any one clarify me, while we using 99291 & 99292 , if any separately identifying procedure is done we are using modifier 25 with 99291 , do we need to use/link modifier 25 again with 99292.
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    Samson

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    yes, you do

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    thank you for your reply , could i get any documentation for this ?
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    samson

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    I'm curious why you would need to use -25 on 99292 when you've already used it on 99291...
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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    Some services are reported as add-on codes (99292), which describe work done in addition to primary procedures. Add-on codes are not stand-alone codes, and must always be reported with primary procedures. When correct coding indicates the use of a modifier is appropriate for the primary code, that modifier must be appended to both the primary code and add-on code.

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    Forgive me for asking...I have never heard of that before. Can you please direct me to that guideline?
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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    pls don't use -25 w/99292
    -25 is added to 99291 & pls see crit care guidelines for which procedures are already bundled into the crit care E/M codes

    Quote Originally Posted by renifejn View Post
    Some services are reported as add-on codes (99292), which describe work done in addition to primary procedures. Add-on codes are not stand-alone codes, and must always be reported with primary procedures. When correct coding indicates the use of a modifier is appropriate for the primary code, that modifier must be appended to both the primary code and add-on code.
    Rachele Porter, AS, CPC, CPC-H, CEDC
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    why not put it on 99292 as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by racheleporter View Post
    pls don't use -25 w/99292
    -25 is added to 99291 & pls see crit care guidelines for which procedures are already bundled into the crit care E/M codes
    THANK YOU RACHELE!!
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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    Hay guys
    please give me a solution one saying to use and other saying not to use, please guide me
    regards
    samson

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