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Coding => Coding => Topic started by: koatsj on December 08, 2011, 01:47:50 PM

Title: SURGEON CALLED INTO CASE
Post by: koatsj on December 08, 2011, 01:47:50 PM
My general surgeon got called into the OR during a TAH-BSO when the GYN doctor felt the appendix looked inflamed. My surgeon scrubbed in and removed the appendix and then left the case and the GYN completed the procedure and closed the patient. Should I bill 44970 with a -62 modifier? Thanks in advance ;D
Title: Re: SURGEON CALLED INTO CASE
Post by: PMRNC on December 08, 2011, 05:39:54 PM
I do not like to code w/out the record in front of me, however here is some information which MIGHT help.  http://www.priorityhealth.com/provider/manual/billing-and-payment/modifiers/62.aspx