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Thread: modifier 50! help please

  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    New Windsor

    Default modifier 50! help please

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    Dr. did a laparoscopy w.lesion excision of ovary with -62(two prim surgeons)
    question is, dr. did 2 resctions on each side, could she bill li-lateral or not?(modifier -50)??

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Engelwood, CO


    Depends on your code. A 58662 is considered unilateral or bilateral and is not eligible for the -50 modifier. Are you using a different CPT?

    Becky, CPC

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    Apr 2007
    New Windsor


    thanks i just wanted to make sure if it was already considered bilateral. Thanks!

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