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  1. Question Biopsies of Tongue
    Medical Coding Books
    Could someone answer this question pertaining to biopsies of the tongue? MD did 2 biopsies of tongue in close proximity. Apparently the CPT code of 41100 is used. The code describes as: Biopsy (singular) of tongue;anterior two-thirds. Can two biopsies be billed in this area using a 59 modifier? Thanks for your help.

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    Albany, New York
    Were both lesions removed with one excision, or two separate excisions?
    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

  3. Default Biopsies of Tongue
    Hi. Thanks for the response. I asked this AM and the biopsies were only done, no excisions of the area.

  4. Default Tongue Biopsy
    Yes, you can bill for two tongue biopsies and yes, use modifier 59.


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    Thanks. Have a great Thanksgiving Day to all.

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