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Orthopedic Coding Alert

Modifier Madness:
Keep these Tips Handy for 25, 59, 51 Encounters

Here's how many, but not all, payers now deal with 51 claims. When an orthopedic office provides care for a patient, there is always the chance of separate services: an evaluation and management (E/M) service might precede the surgical procedure, or the physician might perform more than one fix during the same encounter. Do this: Remember that there are several [...]