Daniel y Posted Fri 17th of October, 2014 11:34:56 AM
Is it allow to bill 65755 again due to coneal tissue rejection after a month from first surgery? What modifier should I use? I put only ICD-9 370.03 with modifier 79 and received the denial.
SuperCoder Answered Mon 20th of October, 2014 03:37:15 AM
You should have used modifier 76, Repeat Procedure or Service by Same Physician or Other Qualified Health Care Professional.
Also, attach a letter mentioning the medical necessity to repeat the procedure.