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what modifier should be used in a medical documentation when a submitted?
When the work required to provide a service is substantially greater than typically required, [ it may be identified by adding modifier 22 to the usual procedure code. Documentation must support the substantial additional work and the reason for the additional work (i.e., increased intensity, time, technical difficulty of procedure, severity of patient's condition, physical and mental effort
required). ]
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