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General Surgery Coding Alert

Don’t Miss ‘Extensive’ Adhesiolysis Opportunity

Make modifier 22 your friend. What can you do when your surgeon documents an abdominal or pelvic procedure that requires the cutdown of significant adhesions? Recognize the condition: Adhesions are bands of fibrous scar tissue that may form in the abdomen or pelvis following surgery or infection. Because adhesions connect organs and tissue that are normally separated, they can lead [...]