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  1. Default Modifiers
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    Provider billed
    E/M visit 99243-25;
    Laryngoscopy 31579-59,
    Laryngeal functions studies, 92520
    I am confused about the modifiers.
    Shouldn't the procedures be billed with modifier 51?
    I am so rusty and really need help asap. Thank you for your time.
    Last edited by dubrovin; 08-17-2010 at 09:47 PM. Reason: missing a code

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    Pittsburgh Central Pennsylvania
    There is not a need to use a -51 modifier since only one "surgical" procedure (31579) is being billed. However, you may want to check your CCI edits for billing 31579 and 92520 together. I am showing 92520 is a component of 31579.

    Hope this helps

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