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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Columbus, Ohio

    Question c-section w/ co-surgeons

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    Dr. A asks for assistance w/ opening his patient's abdomen due to a prior hernia repair w/ mesh.
    Dr. B opens the abdomen.
    Dr. A proceeds w/ the C-section delivery.
    Dr. B closes the abdomen, again, due to the mesh involvement.
    How would this be coded for each Doctor?

    We believe this would be a "shared" code of 59514 w/ a -62 modifier. Does that sound right?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default C0-surgeon 62 modifier

    Yes, ... although I didn't look up 59514 to see if it accepts this modifier.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CPC-E/M

  3. #3
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    Apr 2007
    Salem, NH

    Default co-surgeons

    Who did the ante and post partum care, because the 59514 is for the delivery only...

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Columbus, Ohio


    We believe they would share the "delivery only" code for the delivery,
    then Dr. A who did the ante/post partum care would have to use the separate ante & post partum codes for those visits. (59425 or 59426 and 59430) :-)

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