Melanie Posted Mon 08th of February, 2010 16:50:03 PM
Patient is inpatient/Medicare primary - patient is new to us.
GI Doctor has done:
patient was advised of contraindications - patient understood and agreed to the surgical procedure - which in my mind, mod 57 applies..
yea or nay?
Wouldnt mod 57 apply to 43239?
Melanie Posted Mon 08th of February, 2010 17:47:42 PM
Correction - I meant to say the mod 57 should be put on the 99222...... (ugh - waiting for caffeine to hit the brain)
SuperCoder Answered Tue 09th of February, 2010 15:53:50 PM
Yes, mod 57 can be added to 99222 as that E&M service resulted in the decision making for the Sx.