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Billing multiple excision to Medicare

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    If you have 20 lipoma excisions and you are billing Medicare would the correct way be

    example

    24071 x 2 units Rt 214.8
    24071 59 Lt 214.8
    24075 x11 units 59 Rt 214.8
    24075 x 6 units 59 Lt 214.8
    LG CPC,CASCC

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    I have found with Medicare that it is better to not do a code x 2

    each code should be listed individually with proper use of modifiers of course


    i know in this case it is a lot of line items, but thats how i would do it, providing that my dictation was sufficient with size and depth of each tumor excision and location.

    Caprice Walder, CPC

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    Thats were I was headed too but its nice to get a second opinion. Thanks
    LG CPC,CASCC

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    Anytime!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lgentry View Post
    If you have 20 lipoma excisions and you are billing Medicare would the correct way be

    example

    24071 x 2 units Rt 214.8
    24071 59 Lt 214.8
    24075 x11 units 59 Rt 214.8
    24075 x 6 units 59 Lt 214.8
    Unless you can be more specific with modifiers (hcpcs location modifiers), what you have stated is correct. If you list multiple lines with the same CPT/modifier combo, they will be denied as duplicate. You are better off with "units".
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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