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Coding => Coding => Topic started by: SusanG on March 09, 2011, 09:26:39 AM

Title: Modifier 22
Post by: SusanG on March 09, 2011, 09:26:39 AM
I recently saw that we could use the modifer 22 with CPT 59841 2nd tri aboriton; I don't think it is appropriate to use on every procedure 15 weeks and above.  How do I know when I can use this modifier?
Title: Re: Modifier 22
Post by: oneround on March 14, 2011, 06:36:14 PM
When using modifier 22 it can be appended to procedures that require services that are above and beyond the normal service.  The induced labor by D&E could require circumstances above and beyond what is normally done.  If so when using this mod.  make sure your documentation supports it, what was done aditionally and why
Title: Re: Modifier 22
Post by: SusanG on March 17, 2011, 01:54:26 PM
Thank you