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removal deep neck mass

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    Default removal deep neck mass
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    My question is if a physician removes 2 deep neck masses on same side how would you bill that out as 21556 with 2 units or with modifier 51?

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    we bill ...21556 on one line
    and 21556-51 on the second line

    hope it helps

  3. #3
    Tuscaloosa, AL
    I would use 21556 and 21556-59.


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    Default neck mass
    thanks for you help

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    Stuart Sailfish Chapter
    I would use 21556 and 21556-59. Just make sure that your documentation stands on its own. you know, seperate sites... so forth
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