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When to properly use -62?

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    I am learning how to properly code two of my doctors peripheral codes and one of them always does shared procedures with a particular doctor. I know to use modifier -62 which is for two physicians but would like to know, do I use that modifier on every procedure? Or just the main one? I understand that for S&I codes I would not but need to be sure for the procedures. Thank you! Gail Davis, CPC

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    Hi Gail,

    I'm not sure what procedures you are coding for, but for my specialty, the CPT book sometimes specifies that certain codes ARE NOT supported by -62 (spinal instrumentation). In those cases, on doc can use the code(s) without any modifiers and the "assistant" doc appends -80 to the same codes. So try reading all the fine print in your CPT.

    Cheers, Jessica Caldwell, CPC, Tampa FL

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