Modifier 25 vs. Modifier 57
I have a doctor who saw a patient and did same day surgery. The surgery codes are 24685, 11012, 14655. I used a 57 modifier but medicare rejected for that modifier. The medicare rep (who fell asleep while on the phone with me) said it is an incorrect modifier because one of the codes holds a 10 day global period. Is the 25 modifier more appropriate?