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  1. #1
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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?

  2. #2
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    Apr 2007


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

    hope it helps

  3. #3
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    Apr 2007
    Tuscaloosa, AL


    I would use 21556 and 21556-59.


  4. #4
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    Apr 2007

    Default neck mass

    thanks for you help

  5. #5
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    Apr 2007
    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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