tci E/M Coding Alert - 2019 Issue 2

Modifier Use: Remember These 3 Facts, Bust This 1 Myth, for Accurate Modifier 24 Application

Hint: you’ll need to know global surgical packages to bill for E/M as well. Bundling unrelated E/M services during a postop period isn’t as easy as simply applying modifier 24 (Unrelated evaluation and management service by the same physician or other qualified health care professional during a postoperative period) to the E/M. But if you know the global days for a given surgery, and what those packages do — and do not — include, you’re a long way towards knowing how to apply the modifier correctly. So, the next time a patient returns to your practice...

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