Results 1 to 4 of 4

Multiple Tongue Biopsies

  1. Thumbs down Multiple Tongue Biopsies
    Medical Coding Books
    My doc reported cpt 41113 x2, and is attempting to use the -50 mod. Would this be correct, as he did a biopsy of both the right and left side of the tongue? Or would the -59 mod be more appropriate?


  2. #2
    North Carolina
    I would use 59. CMS payment indicator has a 0 (zero) for bilateral procedure.

  3. Default
    Thank you!

  4. #4
    Salt Lake City
    Default Evon P
    We have tried and found the only way to get this paid is to break it out with the 59 modifier (and then usually you have to send in notes) .

Similar Threads

  1. Multiple Biopsies
    By karey in forum OB/GYN
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-02-2013, 07:10 AM
  2. Help on coding Multiple lesions on the tongue
    By lara158453 in forum ENT/Otolaryngology
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-16-2012, 07:41 AM
  3. multiple tongue biopsies
    By klamont in forum ENT/Otolaryngology
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-16-2010, 06:12 AM
  4. Multiple biopsies
    By micalbee65 in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-25-2010, 11:44 AM
  5. Biopsies of Tongue
    By rebharris in forum Dermatology
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-26-2008, 09:37 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.