Modifier -50

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I am coding a Left Skin Sparing Mastectomy and a Right Skin Sparing Modified Radical Mastectomy. I used a -22, for the Skin Sparing Proc. but should I use a -50 because she worked on both breast? I always thought that -50 is only used when the Proc. on both sides is identical. Can anybody help me with this onw?
 
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RT and LT

I would use the -RT and -LT modifiers to clearly show that these were two separate procedures.

Hope that helps.

F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
 
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