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Pediatric Coding Alert

Case Study Corner:

Put 25/57 Decision into Focus with These Scenarios

Remember global periods for procedures to ease modifier choice. Evaluation and management (E/M) services that lead to a procedure can perplex coders when it comes time to choose the proper E/M modifier. Solution: We got some expert information on what the encounter notes might look like on claims with a procedure plus an E/M with modifier 57 (Decision for surgery) [...]