If you go to the National Government Services website and go into Medicare University it talks about it. I also found it on the US Department of Labor website. The following post is from the ACS website:
As of April 19, 2009: Pricing updates to Multiple Surgeries and Maximum Units
Multiple Surgeries - Bills submitted with multiple surgical procedures no longer require the submission of modifier 51. The "primary" surgery will be priced at the lower of (a) the actual charge, or (b) the fee schedule amount for the procedure. Other surgical procedures performed on the same day will be priced at the lower of (a) the actual charge, or (b) the fee schedule amount for the procedure reduced by 50%.
Maximum Units - The maximum number of units billed will be paid based on the allowed number of units per day for the procedure. Billed units, which exceed the allowed number of units on file, will be reduced and paid based on the maximum number of units applicable for the submitted dates of services
Since it just went into effect, the worst that can happen is your claims deny and then you could just go back and correct them.
Hope this helps,
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