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    Default Urgent: Modifiers for Outpatient Hospital Surgery & ASC's

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    Help! I have gotten myself so confused! Can you only use the (abbreviated/shorter) list of modifiers at front of CPT book for outpatient surgery at hospitals & ASC's?

    If so, what do you do about multiple procedures? (e.g. "51" isn't available!)

    Also out of curiosity--I assume there are no modifiers for facilities? (e.g. for inpatient surgery its just a facility fee for the ICD-9 procedure code?)

    Janice :-)

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    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    it is true, 51 is a physician only modifier, not for the facility to use. There is no need for a modifier for multiple procedures in the facility. There are no modifiers used with ICD-9 CM volume 3 codes.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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