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Gastroenterology Coding Alert


Use Modifier 57 to Maximize E/M Pay With Procedures

Is modifier 57 necessary? If the decision for surgery was made that day, then it probably is. If you hesitate to report modifier 57 (Decision for surgery) because you fear over-billing for E/M services, you're not alone. But knowing the correct situations to use the modifier can help you file more accurate claims, and capture all the pay you deserve. [...]