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Bilateral Una Boot Coding

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    New patient came in to see doctor last week. We coded 99202 for E/M, but how do we code for bilateral una boot? The patient also came in today to have them taken off and reapplied, no ov charged today.
    My thoughts:
    29580-50
    or
    29580-50 with 2 units
    or
    29580-LT
    29580-RT
    Patient has Horizon Medicare.

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    The 29580 code is a unilateral code and a modifier 50 would be appropriate if performed and documented as bilateral. The MUE limit is 1, so you cannot bill on two lines with LT/RT or with 2 units.

    1 line, 1 unit, modifier 50

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    Yes we can bill 1 line in 1 unit, i.e., 29580 with modifier 50
    Thanks

    Parthasarathi P CPC

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