Alea Posted Tue 29th of May, 2012 16:31:39 PM
The pt had a corneal transplant & 3 wks later got hit in that eye so the procedure has to be repeated ASAP. How do we code/use mod so we get paid. Everything will look exactly the same as 1st procedure!
SuperCoder Answered Wed 30th of May, 2012 07:16:09 AM
If it is exactly same Px, then there is no option. If it is related and not same, then we have modifier -78, used for related Px after the primary Px during the post op global and requires the usage of OR. Modifier -58 is appropriate if it is planned or staged at the time of primary Px. Modifier -76 is valid for repeat Px by same physician, but it's only for the day of surgery (intraoperative).