Results 1 to 2 of 2

Multiple procedure

  1. Default Multiple procedure
    Medical Coding Books
    When billing for multiple procedures but separate approaches (abdominal and vaginal) for the same patient on the same day is it appropriate not to bill with the modifier 51 for non medicare patients? We have been reimbursed 50% for the second procedure. It was my understanding when billing for more than one procedure same day same patient the multiple procedure reimbursement rule applied to those procedures using the same approach. Is this correct?

  2. #2
    north seattle wa
    Try the 59 modifier to indicate seperate incisions. That should solve it.


Similar Threads

  1. Multiple stent procedure
    By staticsis2 in forum Cardiology
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-04-2013, 07:14 AM
  2. multiple procedure-My physician did
    By in forum Gastroenterology
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-13-2012, 09:12 AM
  3. Multiple procedure reductions
    By Thouvenel in forum Billing/Reimbursement
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-16-2012, 03:03 PM
  4. multiple procedure
    By in forum Modifiers
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-18-2010, 02:32 PM
  5. Multiple Procedure Help Please!
    By cmac in forum Family Practice
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-02-2009, 07:30 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.