APR 26, 2017
Modifier -78 in the Office Suite
Question: Our surgeon performed a re-bubbling after a DSAEK in the office suite. What modifier should we use?
Answer: Use modifier -78 for an unplanned return to operating/procedure room. This modifier is appropriate when the physician performs a surgical procedure in the office suite.
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