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    When coding a biopsy 11100 along with a destruction 17000....would you put the modifier59 on the destruction code 17000??

    Thank you!!

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    Is it 2 separate lesions? if so yes , if not you can only bill for one

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    It is only for one lesion??? So does that mean no modifier 59.....just code it as 11100, 17000??

    Thank you for the response!

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    Columbia, MO


    That means you can code only one the biopsy OR the destruction you cannot code both.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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