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    Default Surgically Assisted Palate Expansion

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    If anyone could help with a Surgically Assisted Palate Expansion, I would greatly appreciate it. The information I am finding says to use the Lefort procedure with a reduced services modifier. Is this correct?

    Thank you for your help.

    Last edited by tanstead; 06-24-2011 at 05:48 AM.

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    Default ENT or Plastic Forum

    You might get a more qualified response if you posted in either the ENT or Plastic Surgery forums.

    In any case, for an accurate response to surgical coding questions, please post the scrubbed operative note.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Default a little late...

    I realize this response is quite late, but I stumbled across it and wanted to let you know. I work for an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery practice and that is exactly how I bill for the RPE. CPT 21142 with modifier 52.

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