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    Please explain for me to understand why the answer doesn't have modifier -50 on this exercise ?

    1. " Heather had a bilateral laparoscopic occlusion of her fallopian tubes using a Falope ring. How would you report this procedure ? "

    Answer: 58671 (no modifier -50)

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    I don't code OB/GYN but if you look at the code descriptor for 58671 it states "Laparoscopy, surgical; with occlusion of oviducts by device (eg, band, clip, or Falope ring)" Since oviduct is plural in the description it is telling you the procedure is for both oviducts so a bilateral modifier would be redundant.
    Eileen Blankenship, CPC
    Remote Coder

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    Thanks for your help . Now I see why it doesn't need to have modifier -50 .


    Quote Originally Posted by eblanken View Post
    I don't code OB/GYN but if you look at the code descriptor for 58671 it states "Laparoscopy, surgical; with occlusion of oviducts by device (eg, band, clip, or Falope ring)" Since oviduct is plural in the description it is telling you the procedure is for both oviducts so a bilateral modifier would be redundant.

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