3 Tips Distinguish 58 and 78 to Impact Your Bottom Line

May 2012
Podiatry Coding & Billing Alert;May2012, Vol. 4 Issue 5, pP35
The article offers tips on selecting the appropriate global-period modifier in podiatry. Suggestions include using the modifier 58 when the follow up procedure during the postoperative period arises, appending modifier 78 during complications and preparing for payment difference. It also recommends on avoiding a common coding error concerning the inappropriate use of modifier 58 with services which do not have a postoperative period.


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