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Pay-per-view: Messy modifiers: -25, -52, -58, -78, and -59 explained

APCs Insider, October 15, 2010

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Looking for a starting point in your quest to clean up modifier usage at your organization? Begin by reviewing the following modifiers, which often cause trouble for coders.

Modifier -25

One commonly misused modifier is -25. You should use this modifier only to identify an E/M service that is significant and separately identifiable from a procedure that was performed on the same date of service.

Continue reading “Messy modifiers: -25, -52, -58, -78, and -59 explained” on HCPro’s website. Subscribers to Briefings on APCs have free access to this article in the October issue.

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