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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Mansfield, OH

    Default Polydactyous digits, bilateral

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    My physician excised Polydactylous digits bilaterally (including bone). I billed CPT 26587, which I believe to be correct but failed to notice, this code cannot be billed w/ a modifier 50 for bilateral. Do I bill this with 2 units since we performed the procedure twice, or do I ony get to billthe one code w/ no modifier?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Daytona Beach, FL


    I wouldn't bill it as 2 units but would bill 26587 and then 26587-59.

    Hope this helps.
    Jodi Dibble, CPC

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default LT and RT

    You might want to consider coding as 26587-LT and 26587-RT

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    you can bill with modifier 26587-RT and 26587-LT..

    Nalini CPC

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