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    Exclamation Urethral Dilation/instillation of dmso

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    Does anyone bill these as the two separate codes 51700 and 53660? Bundling edits say it is ok to bill, but am getting denials. Is it appropriate to add modifier -59 to the dilation (53660)?

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    Does the patient have a urethral stricture and that's the reason for the dilation? If so, I'd put a -59 on the dilation, but if the uretha is being dilated to pass the catheter to instill the drug, I would not bill the dilation.

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