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    Default modifer 59 vs 51

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    Procedures 29881 and 29877 would I use modifier 59 or 51? Thanks

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    Columbia, MO


    Per CCI edit 29877 is bundled with 29881 and is non modifiable.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Greeley, Colorado


    Use G0289 in place of 29877. Yes, most carriers recognize it. No modifier is needed.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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