Pulmonology Coding Alert

Readers Question: Spot Modifier 76 Applicability In Therapeutic Intervention


- Published on Wed, Feb 10, 2016
Question: A patient presents to the office with an allergic reaction to chlorine after swimming all afternoon. The patient is wheezing with dyspnea. The physician immediately administers a nebulizer treatment that proves slight improvement. After re-assessing the patient, the physician decides to administer another treatment in order to evoke a better therapeutic response. Can I report modifier 76? Arizona Subscriber Answer: Yes. [...]


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