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    My doctor has been receiving denials for code combination 52235 with 51720 for instillation of Myocitin with modifier 59. The insurance company requests the operative report and then asks why the 51720 is a separate procedure.
    (tumor resection done via cystoscope, scope removed; Foley inserted and myocitin injected into catheter).
    Any ideas on what they are looking for??
    Thank you.
    Last edited by dlk; 09-21-2010 at 12:13 PM.

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    They are likely looking for if the service is indeed seperate. 52335 and 51720 are bundled to each other. If the patient is taken to another room and 51720 is instilled then it's appropriate to add -59.

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