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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

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E/M Service Before a Procedure? Choose the Modifier Wisely

Question: We have many cases where the physician decides to perform a procedure later the same day or the next day after seeing a patient in the office. Which modifier will should I choose for these scenarios? North Carolina Subscriber Answer: You have a choice between modifier 25 (Significant, separately identifiable evaluation and management service by the same physician or other qualified [...]