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    Default Codes 56405 and 56420 are they both unilateral codes?

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    I have been wondering about this for a week now and I thought what a better way than to find out from someone at AAPC.

    If there's anyone who could help me I would really appreciate it.

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    Indianapolis, IN


    I would say they are both "each" versus unilateral. If you have more than one incision, then it would be x2, versus -RT, -LT.

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    Smathis1, I would like to thank you for your reply, sorry for getting back to you so late but thank you!

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