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Urology Coding Alert

Modifier Mix-Up:

Don’t Confuse Modifier 58 With 78

Check for planned vs. unplanned for guidance. When considering whether to report modifier 58, don’t confuse it with modifier 78 (Unplanned return to the operating/procedure room by the same physician or other qualified health care professional following initial procedure for a related procedure during the postoperative period). According to coding guidelines, modifier 58 applies when “the performance of a procedure [...]

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