tci Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement - 2008 Issue 32

Coding Coach: What Qualifies As 'More Extensive?' Find Out Now

If same condition prompts initial and follow-up procedures, 58 applies. The AMA revised CPT language for modifier 58 earlier this year and followed up by offering additional instructions on how to apply the modifier correctly. As in the past, however, to use this modifier appropriately you should be sure that the surgeon performs and documents a supplementary service during the global period of a related procedure.Choose 58 for 'Go-Beyond' Procedures You may consider modifier 58 (Staged or related procedure or service by the same physician during the postoperative period) for a procedure or service the surgeon performs during...

To read the full article, sign in and subscribe to tci Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement.


Keep pace with evolving Medicare regulations — and onboard your team — with timely analysis of critical updates interpreted in an easy-to-follow, easy-to-apply format. Your subscription to TCI's Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement Alert will equip you to navigate code and guideline changes, CCI edits, and revisions to modifiers, payer policies, the fee schedule, OIG target areas, and more.

  • Current newsletters added each month
  • Fully searchable archives - over 4200 articles
  • ALL years/issues back to 2003 organized by year and issue
  • Codes mentioned in articles are linked to Code Information pages
  • Code Information pages link back to related articles
Access to this feature is available in the following products:
  • tci Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement +Archives

free demo
request yours today
pricing
for any budget
sign IN
welcome back!