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Modifier 58 or 78? Master These Confusing Modifiers

Monday, August 13, 2018

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Knowing when to use modifiers 58 and 78 isn’t easy. Base your choices on this straight-from-Medicare guidance to help ensure cleaner claims. Make Modifier 58 Your Choice for Anticipated Procedures Modifier 58 (Staged or related procedure or service by the same physician or other qualified health care professional during the postoperative period) is the focus […]

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Placeholders and 7th Characters: ICD-10 2017 Diabetes Update Puts the X in DX Code

Friday, November 11, 2016

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Eye coders got handed a lot of new codes with the ICD-10 2017 update. The already numerous codes for diabetes with ophthalmic complications pretty much quadrupled. Considering the changes simply allow you to specify the eye involved, the changes hardly seem surprising for a code set already known for being the champion of specificity. But […]

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