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Otolaryngology Coding Alert

Surgery Coding:
Focus on Procedure Type, Date of Surgery with Modifier 57

Identify all the key components for proper use of modifier 57. Sometimes, a physician may make a determination to perform an unplanned surgical procedure after examining a patient during an evaluation and management (E/M) visit. While most coders within any surgical specialty will occasionally encounter these situations, they are often guilty of making a few fundamental mistakes during the coding [...]