tci General Surgery Coding Alert - 2002 Issue 4

You Be the Coder: Guidelines for Modifier -22

Test your coding knowledge.  Determine how you would code this situation before looking at the box below for the answer. Question: If one of our surgeons documents exceptional time or difficulty on a procedure, we add modifier -22 and bill with notes. Where can I find written documentation requirements for use of -22?Ohio Subscriber        Answer: There are few authoritative written guidelines for use of modifier -22 (Unusual procedural services).  CPT notes that this modifier is used "when the service(s)provided is greater than that usually required for the listed procedure" and that submitting...

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