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    I have report that reads bilateral mandible 4 views. Doesn't CPT 70110 include both right and left?

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    no, it simply means four or more projections are taken for a complete view of the bone structure. (as opposed to three or less) I'd use RT/LT on the 70110 (not .50)
    70110.RT
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    that's my three pennies (inflation yaknow)
    Donna

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    Quote Originally Posted by fisherd View Post
    I have report that reads bilateral mandible 4 views. Doesn't CPT 70110 include both right and left?

    Thank you.
    yes, because it says complete.

    llewis

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    Quote Originally Posted by llewis View Post
    yes, because it says complete.

    llewis
    complete does not mean bilateral. If the code was bilateral, it would state so in the discription like the code 77059 states "bilateral". another example, look at codes 73500 radiologic examination, hip, unilateral;one view - 73510 complete, minimum of two views (the complete does NOT mean bilateral!)THEN 73520, radiologic examination, hips, bilateral, minimum of two views of each hip, including anteroposterior view of pelvis.
    see the difference in bilateral codes? it states bilateral -

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    Donna is correct!

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    why would you apply modifier 59 to x-rays of both knees instead of Lt & Rt. I
    always put the Lt & Rt if both knees are done, but one of my co-workers said
    it needs to be modifier 59. Help with the confussion

    thanks

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    which codes are you using?
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    donna

    we used code 73562 radiologice exam, knee three views both knees

    thanks for your help

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    I agree with you kimb - on that code 73562 each side, I'd use the LT/RT.

    They're not coding other codes with it are they? For example; "If" (and I hate "ifs" and "buts"), but - "if" they're also doing the 73565 along with the 73562 codes - then the 73562's will need the .59.LT/.59.RT mods on it.
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    my experience has been that if you are using the same code twice (even x-rays) the carrier will more often than not, deny for duplicate. It is in your best interest to avoid denials by putting the modifier on the 2nd line item.

    73562-rt
    73562-59-lt

    Just my two cents
    Mary

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