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twin c-section mod -22 for assistant?

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    When coding for delivery of twins via C/S, we code 59510-22. What about the assistant - should that be 59514-80-22? Does -22 only apply to the primary surgeon? I just can't think today
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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    According to ACOG guidelines, the 22 modifer would only be used on the primary physician codes.
    Tesja Erickson, CPC, CPMA COBGC, CEMC
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    Thank you. I couldn't find that on ACOG...what area? I was looking in Coding...
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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