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Modifier -25: Is that E/M service really above and beyond the norm?

Briefings on APCs, July 1, 2010

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To use modifier -25, “the E/M service must be above and beyond the usual pre-/post-operative services integral to the procedure,” says Debbie Mackaman, RHIA, CHCO, regulatory specialist at HCPro, Inc., in Marblehead, MA.

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