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Thread: Modifier 59 for wart excisions?

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    Cool Modifier 59 for wart excisions?

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    3 warts. One on trunk 8 cm needs intermediate closure. Another on trunk 0.5 cm, simple, and one on the forearm 0.5 cm, simple.

    11406 with 12304

    Where do I put the 59 modifier? Do I put it on the two 11400’s or do I put it on the 12304. The encoder is giving me trouble because I have a 12304 with a 11400 and edits each 11400.

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    Apr 2007

    Smile modifier 59

    You would need to add the 59 modifier to just one of the 11400 codes so that you verify it is a seperate excision and not just a duplicate charge.

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    I put it in our CCI coder by Inga Ellzey and it looks like no modifier 59

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