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    Hi, I'm new to coding the spinal cord stimulators and just want to double check myself.
    Our Doctor performed a trial stim, in the op note he states he inserted two octrode leads, I coded 63650 and 63650-59. I haven't submitted this for billing yet and want to be sure this is correct.
    Thanks in advance for all responses,

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    What health carrier is it? If it is Medicare you do not use the 59 modifier. Otherwise, that is correct.

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    Thanks For responding so quickly the carrier is UHC.

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    We do a lot of trial placements and if 2 electrodes are being placed, then correct coding would be 63650 & 63650 51 (not 59)...

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