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Basal Cell Carcinoma – Friday Pop Quiz 12/21

A patient undergoes an excision for a basal cell carcinoma on the left neck with complex closure reported. 2 weeks following the excision she returns. She says earlier that week she was gardening and came into some poison ivy that is giving a pruritic arm rash. You prescribe a topical steroid for use and code the visit as a 99213. Does the visit need a modifier?

A). No, the patient is beyond the global period.
B.) No, a modifier is not needed for a non surgical visit.
C.) Yes, a 24 modifier is needed
D.) Yes, a 25 modifier is needed
E.) Yes, a 79 modifier is needed

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