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Office Visit with 17110

  1. Question Office Visit with 17110
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    My physician billed a 99202 with a 17110 and we are being denied for the modifer on the 17110.

    We had billed-
    *17110 was denied for modifier
    We changed to-
    *17110 was denied for modifier

    Any thought on what modifier I should be using??

  2. #2
    Columbia, MO
    No modifier on the 17110, this is a skin code and as such has no toe or side location. Skin is one continuous organ, so the only time you need a modifier for these codes is when you have say two excisions in the same area you need a 59 to say separate site. But for the 17110 there is no need for a modifier, you hit a logic error.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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