Author Topic: Modifiers for post op period  (Read 766 times)

diane_ims

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Modifiers for post op period
« on: December 22, 2015, 10:11:28 AM »
It is my understanding that a cataract procedure has a 90 day post op period. The modifier when postop care is co-managed during this time period is 55- Postoperative Management Only.  Is there a different modifier if the post op period extends to 91-180 days? Thank you.

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Re: Modifiers for post op period
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2015, 09:00:39 PM »
The post op period is 90 days.  I am not aware of another modifier to indicate that the post op period is extended.  I thought that any visits after the post op period would just be billed as individual visits since they are outside of the post op period.
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diane_ims

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Re: Modifiers for post op period
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2016, 12:55:08 PM »
Thank you for confirming Michele.... that is my understanding also.