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Anesthesia Coding Alert

Modifier 22: Watch for These Opportunities to Possibly Add -22 to Claims for Increased Services

- Published on Thu, Sep 12, 2013
Are you missing pay for your extra time? No two procedures are exactly the same, especially from an anesthesia perspective, because of the factors involved in different levels of sedation. If a case becomes more involved than expected, you might be justified in adding modifier 22 (Increased procedural services) to the claim — but it shouldn’t be your automatic answer. [...]

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