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    Would you bill out with 73500-RT, 73500-LT or 73520-52?


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    73520 - this can be reduced only when this is performed on ONE side with AP pelvis. So code 73500-LT AND 73500-RT. 52 (reduced service) will not alter the CPT description, but reduces the service.

    In your case (one view of each hip), AP pelvis is omitted which is altering the CPT description. 73520 - INCLUDES AP pelvis. So, 52 modifier cannot alter/exclude AP pelvis, it can only reduce the CPT description to UNILATERAL procedure BUT WITH AP pelvis.

    Hope this will give you a clear picture.

    Grace Dorothy

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