20550 use modifier 50 or not?

gizmo1002

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My doctor is billing doing multiple bilateral injections on shoulder, hip, elbow and knee. Is the correct coding 20550 with modifier 50 or 20550 x 30 (as this is the total units being done)?
 

torresreb

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You would use the RT/LT modifiers etc .... (see link)

Procedure code 20550 is not subject to bilateral surgery rules. Therefore these services should not be billed with procedure code modifier 50 (Bilateral Procedure).

2. However, procedure code 20550 is subject to multiple surgery rules (Modifier 51). It is recommended that you bill all services at 100% of billing charge. Let the insurance carrier apply, the reduction in reimbursement.


 
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