Usage of Modifier - 24

Medical Coding - Modifier -24 --

Unrelated Evaluation and Management Service by the SamePhysician During Postoperative Period

Report E/M code 99213 with Modifier -24 if the patientcame back during the postoperative period. The physician must identifythis service as completely unrelated with the recent procedure done onthe patient. A detailed medical documentation is a good support formedical necessity.


A patient had a procedure, let's say, had an epidural 64483. The patient came back to the office after 2 days. The physician saw the patient and must bill an E/M code with modifier 24 if this encounter is completely unrelated to the procedure done 2 days ago. If this encounter is related to the procedure, you are not to bill the said E/M service because of the global package for the procedure. A follow up visit is always included during the global period.

CPT code Modifiers
CPT modifier
CPT modifiers
ASC modifier SG
CPT modifier 51
CPT modifier 62 and 66
CPT Modifier 22 and 51
CPT modifier 22 and 24
CPT modifier 52 and 53
CPT modifier 26 and TC
CPT modifier 59
CPT anesthesia modifier codes
ASC modifiers
Modifier 59
CPT modifier 25
CPT modifier 24
CPT modifier 57
CPT modifier 78
CPT Modifier 79
Surgical modifiers
CPT modifier 58
CPT billing codes
CPT codes and HCPCS codes
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