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    Default Medicare/ Facet's in 2010 for an ASC

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    I've a quick question, when coding bilateral procedures I normally use a RT and LT modifier but for codes 64492 and 64495 in the CPT it states to only report those codes once per day. I tried to use the RT/LT modifiers and recieved a pop up from 3M Encoder staing not to uses these codes more than once per day. Should we go back to using a 50 Modifier.

    Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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    Athens, Ga.


    Medicare still requires ASC's to bill bilateral procedures using LT and RT, so go ahead and override that pop up and bill it on two separate lines.
    Walker Bachman, CPC, CPPM

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