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    Our Plastic surgeon performed a bilateral excision of a breast cyst and we billed 19120 with 50 modifier. The doctor wants to code a complex closure with this. Can someone tell me if this can be coded or if the closure would be considered part of the procedure.

    Thanks for all the help I can get.
    Jodi Dibble, CPC

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    I do believe that the closure is inclusive and is not able to be billed separately.
    Deb, CPC

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    Thanks Deb for your response.
    Jodi Dibble, CPC

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    I could suggest adding modifier 22 with a statement regarding complex closure rather than routine.

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