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EM Coding Alert

Modifiers:

Split E/M from Typical Postop Care With 24

Modifier will make unrelated E/Ms during surgical globals fly. Most E/M services for patients during the global period of a recent surgery are of the postoperative kind. If your provider performs an E/M for anything related to the surgery during the global period, it is part of the postop package, and therefore not separately codeable. Problem: How do you code [...]