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One of my docs did scope rotator cuff repair
other doc did open biceps tenodesis
same shoulder, same time, same anesthesia
would I use the 62
How would you bill this?

thanks for any advice!
 

mitchellde

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no they are not co surgeons in this instance. each one is performing his own distinct procedure so each one codes for what they document. To use a 62 modifier you have 2 surgeons performing distinct parts of the same surgical procedure.
 

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do you put a 59 on one of the procedures. both docs are under same tax id. you dont get denied with no mods?
 
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