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Post Op E/M

Julie Posted Wed 06th of May, 2015 11:06:58 AM

My doctor saw a patient that had a cyst removed by a surgeon three days prior to this appointment and she felt the incision was infected. What is the correct modifier that we should use?

SuperCoder Answered Thu 07th of May, 2015 06:08:22 AM

Well, it seems modifier 78 is appropriate for the given scenario,which says-unplanned return to the procedure room by the same physician or other qualified health care professional following initial procedure for a related procedure during the postoperative period.

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