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Append Appropriate Modifier for OR Complication Treatments

Question: Our physician performed a cystoscopy, a right retrograde pyelogram, and a right ureteroscopy with stent placement. In postoperative imaging, the stent was found to be incorrectly positioned. The patient returned to the operating room (OR) the next day for a stent removal. Should I report the stent removal? If so, do I report it with modifier 58 or 78? Mississippi [...]