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Can 69990 be used with 22551? I say no, dr says yes.

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    Default Can 69990 be used with 22551? I say no, dr says yes.
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    My dr wants to use a 69990 with the new 22551 code. I don't think we can - any ideas?

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    North Carolina
    Per NCCI edits, No.

    22551 69990 20110101 *= 0

    0=Modifier not allowed
    Rebecca CPC, CPMA, CEMC

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    Greater Pittsburgh
    ...and if the physician wants proof, show him the CPT code in the book, if you read under the Operating Microscope heading it list codes that are included with +69990 and 22551 is there
    jdemar, CPC, CMA

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    the use of this microscope is included/bundled with this procedure code

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