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Understand Global for Modifier Success

Question: Our physician recently excised a benign lesion from a patient. The same patient came back a week later for a separate procedure. Do we need to append a modifier to this second procedure, and if so, which is the best one to use? Oregon Subscriber Answer: Depending on the size and location of the lesion, you should begin documenting the first [...]