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General Surgery Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Don't Overuse Modifier 25

Question: Our surgeon saw a patient in the office who was referred by another physician for placing a drug-delivery implant. The surgeon performed a brief patient evaluation and exam before performing the procedure. I billed this with modifier 25 and the claim was rejected - could you explain why? Ohio Subscriber Answer: You don't state what codes you used, so [...]