Respiratory Question for the Week of December 23, 2019

Respiratory Compliance Question of the Week


What do procedure to procedure edits represent?


These mutually exclusive procedures cannot be reported on the same date of service unless the clinical circumstance justifies the use of a modifier. They represent:

  • Procedures that cannot occur during the same operative session due to medical impossibility or improbability;
  • Performance of two different methods to accomplish the same therapeutic result when only one was successful; or
  • Initial and a subsequent service on the same date.

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