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Cardiology Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Append Modifier 25 to E/M Codes Only

Question: I’m new to coding, and I am struggling with some of the modifier rules. When can I append modifier 25 to a CPT® code? California Subscriber Answer: Modifier 25 (Significant, separately identifiable evaluation and management service by the same physician or other qualified health care professional on the same day of the procedure or other service) is one that people often misuse. [...]