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Laceration Repair, 2 MD's, same anatomic code

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    I have a question about coding (for facility), laceration repairs to the same patient, by 2 separate MD's, same complexity. One physician sutured the chest, the other the hand. I tend to think you would do separate codes for each doc, but would you need a modifier? Thank you.

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    Nancy,
    Have you looked into using the -76 modifier for this case? I would not use the -59 due to there being separate physicians.
    Thanks
    Amy Pritchett,
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