Alea Posted Tue 19th of June, 2012 23:45:27 PM
do we have to bill this code with an office visit code/E&M code?
if it is done in global period of a surgery but unrelated which mod if any?
SuperCoder Answered Wed 20th of June, 2012 17:47:40 PM
No for 92071 you do not have to use an E/M.
A note accompanying new code 92072 advises coders to report an appropriate E/M or General Ophthalmological Services (92002-92014) code for subsequent fittings of keratoconic lenses.
Modifier 79 to be used for any unrelated surgery during Post-OP Period within global period.
Alea Posted Thu 28th of June, 2012 00:21:04 AM
I think you misunderstood the 2nd part of the question. which mod is attached to 92071 done in global period to unrelated surgery. mod 79 is for major procedure in po of another surgery. so I thought may be mod 24 but that is for e/m. so do I use any mod at all? again this service was done in po period.
SuperCoder Answered Thu 28th of June, 2012 13:45:16 PM
Since you are not using any E/M code with 92071, do not use any modifier.