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    Ok, I know we cannot bill both the stent and angio with same vessel and only bill out the stent because it is the higher paying of the two but what if the doctor did a second angio and stent in a different vessel? Wouldn't I state the vessel such as LD, RC, or LC? Or would it need a 59 modifier? Or can I still only bill the stent and that is it? Thank you, Gail D

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    You would bill 92981 with a modifier identifying what vessel that stent was placed in (LD, RC, LC). No 59 modifer is needed.
    Susie Corrado, CPC
    ENT Coding/Billing

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    Thank you, I will try it!

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