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Orthopedic Coding Alert

SAMPLE MODIFIER 22 LETTER

Note re -22 Modifier for Unusual Procedural Services: A –22 Modifier was added for Unusual Procedural Services due to the difficulty and complexity of the case, which involved revision surgery through an altered surgical field. The additional time necessary to complete the procedure, compared to a standard procedure of this type, was 0 hours 30 minutes. The patient’s previous incision [...]