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    We currently have charges set for PTA of the renal artery, 35471, with modifiers LT and RT. Our coding department sent them back stating that it should be modifier -50. I have been told by our Cath Lab coder that she would never bill a PTA as a "bilateral" procedure, since they are separate vessels. HELP!

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    North Carolina


    The billing department may be telling you this since Medicare's edits does allow modifier 50. The bilateral indicator is 1


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