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    I am looking for an answer for a procedure code that is being rejected in our Ob/Gyn office. We are having 51701 Insertion of a non-indwelling catheter being rejected when billing with 51784 (EMG) and 51728 (Cytomeogram). Is there a way that these are payable together, or is 51701 always bundled into these procedure. Thanks for any help!!


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    The introduction of Straight non dwelling catheter for residual urine , is an inherent component of the urodynamic procedures. It cannot be reported separately along with these major procedures.
    Modifier 51 when multiple proceudres are performed in the same investigation sessions.
    Last edited by preserene; 11-10-2010 at 06:57 PM.

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