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    Question Bilateral Ear Tissue Rearrangements

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    Hi all -

    I have this scenario stuck in my head. The surgeon performed tissue rearragements on the left and right ear. Would you code 1) 14060 2)14060/59? OR 14060 once.

    Thanks in advance

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    Default bilateral modifier


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    Apr 2007


    My facial plastic surgeon performs ear tissue rearrangements often and that is how I always bill. The tissue transfer codes are billed per defect, so the correct way to bill is 14060 & 14060-59.

    Skin codes don't use RT, LT or 50 because skin can't be unilateral or bilateral.
    Eileen Blankenship, CPC
    Remote Coder

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    Thanks for the confirmation Eileen. Would you happen to have reference on this?

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