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HELP! lap nehprectomy/ureterectomy

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    Default HELP! lap nehprectomy/ureterectomy
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    I have Dr. A doing a lap radical nephrectomy with Dr. B assisting and Dr. B doing a lap total ureterectomy and Dr. A assisiting. This can't done right??? i know that there is one CPT 50548 for both kidney & ureter. I have never heard this before. Both doctors are urologist, but not in the same practice. I need help!! please!
    Stacey Lindsey-Smathers, CPC, RMC

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    What about adding modifier -62? Sounds like each doctor did their own portion of the procedure.

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    that is what I want to do, but the doctors are saying no. I am going to have to get compliance involved. Thanks so much for your feedback!
    Stacey Lindsey-Smathers, CPC, RMC

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    Good luck!

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