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    Smile external fixators (Ilizarov)

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    I posted this question under General Discussion and go no replies.

    One of my physicians applied 2 external fixators to the same leg (upper and lower). He wants to know if he can bill for both.

    I was not sure, but I told him I thought he could. Am I incorrect? Does anyone know for sure?

    Please help.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Apr 2007


    yes he can charge for both, it will require a 59 modifier on the 2nd one (if they are both uni or both multi)
    Mary, CPC, CANPC, COSC

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    Smile external fixators

    Thanks for your input.

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