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Orthopedic Coding Alert

Modifiers: Have Complication Claims? Study Modifier 78 Guidelines

- Published on Thu, Dec 17, 2015
Don’t shortchange your “return to the OR” fee. When complications from an initial procedure cause your orthopedic surgeon to perform a follow-up procedure for a Medicare patient, you may be able to report the followup separately. How? If the follow-up procedure was serious enough that the orthopedic surgeon had to perform it in an operating room (OR) or suite (hospital [...]

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