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50590 and 52353

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    Columbia River Coders
    Red face 50590 and 52353
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    Good Morning! Can I bill 50590 for a renal stone and 52353 for the ureteral stone if they are both performed on the same side? I thought I had information that would justify this with a modifier 59 but I am unable to locate it. Thanks so much!
    Cara Melissa Southard, CPC
    The Oregon Clinic
    Portland, Oregon

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    Check your NCCI edits whenever you are unsure in these situations. This one lists a 1 next to it, so you are allowed to (with the proper modifier), when it is necessary and when documentation supports it. Use the link below. I have a shortcut on my desktop so I can reference it whenever I need to.

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