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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007

    Default Biopsy code

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    Is it OK to bill 58100(endo biopsy for irreg mensetruation) and 57500
    (polyp removal together)

    thank U

  2. #2
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    Apr 2007
    Kansas City, MO


    Per NCCI edits Code 57500 is bundled into code 58100 and cannot be unbundled using any modifier. Most insurance carriers today follow NCCI or their edit software is based on NCCI edits.
    Angela Jordan, CPC
    AAPC of Kansas City
    National Advisory Board Representative Region 5

    Medical Revenue $olutions
    Senior Managing Consultant


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    Apr 2007


    Thank u

  4. #4


    I agree with Angela absolutely.
    but I have a doubt. Leave alone the billing departmental concern. I am not experienced.

    Both of them (58100 and 57500) are 'Separate Procedures'. Which one is bundled into which according to CPT guide/limitations?
    If any one of them is given priority of being the primary, as you pointed 58100 bundles within it 57500, how do we validate ? Is it connected with the more payment value or with CPT guide lines?
    Thank you very much

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