I was going ask if your co-workers ever followed the claim to see how it's being paid - it could be a carrier preference. I know where I work, the RT/LT is what differentiates the area to the insurance and it gets it paid, some (medicare) even prefer the .50 for bilateral. But, you shouldn't need a .59 modifier on the code if the only codes they're billing are 73562.RT & 73562.RT.
mbort - I get what you're saying but it really shouldn't be denied using just the RT/LT.
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