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Bilateral billing/Lap Hernia49650 HELP!!

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    Default Bilateral billing/Lap Hernia49650 HELP!!
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    Can I bill two lines RT/LT for Lap Hernia 49650? I was always under the impression if it was done lap it could not be billed rt/lt? This is an issue currently being audited....Thanks, Susan

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    yes 49650 should be billed with two lines, rt/lt (probably a 59 on the 2nd line depending on carrier)

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    per CCI Edits - status indicator "1" in the Bilateral surgery rules column means:
    Bilateral surgery rules apply (150%). Use .50 modifier if bilateral. Units =1

    sorry, didn't mean CCI Edits -status indicator - meant to say RVU schedule, status indicator -
    Last edited by dmaec; 12-18-2008 at 01:32 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmaec View Post
    per CCI Edits - status indicator "1" in the Bilateral surgery rules column means:
    Bilateral surgery rules apply (150%). Use .50 modifier if bilateral. Units =1
    This is an ASC (or at least the ASC forum) where different guidelines apply.

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