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    Question Foley Cath Question

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    Can anybody give me some examples of when a Foley can be billed (with a -59 modifier) with another procedure, specifically in the Emergency Department setting? This is for a new coder in our department. Thank you in advance!
    Last edited by tfrick2; 01-11-2011 at 01:34 PM.

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    I can't think of any off the top of my head. I think the only time it would be billable as a seperate service if the the patient would be in urinary retention or if the nursing staff cannot place one, maybe because the patient has false passage.

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