Tag: Medical Coding Update

Surgical Procedure

How to code global surgery modifiers 54, 55, and 56

To understand these modifiers, we first need to review the surgery global period. All medical procedures that include a global period are made up of three parts, explained in more detail later in the article: Pre-operative services Intra-operative services, and Post-operative care. If a physician does not perform all three parts of the service, compliant […]
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Time for Nonphysician provider E/M code change.

How do you feel you are handling the new American Medical Association (AMA) evaluation and management (E/M) guidelines? I know I’ve had to stop many times while auditing and make sure I was using the new criteria for office visits. I’ve even tried to use the new guidelines on hospital visits accidentally. I bet I’m […]
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