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  1. #1
    Default co-surgeons
    Medical Coding Books
    One of my docs did scope rotator cuff repair
    other doc did open biceps tenodesis
    same shoulder, same time, same anesthesia
    would I use the 62
    How would you bill this?

    thanks for any advice!

  2. #2
    Columbia, MO
    no they are not co surgeons in this instance. each one is performing his own distinct procedure so each one codes for what they document. To use a 62 modifier you have 2 surgeons performing distinct parts of the same surgical procedure.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

  3. #3
    do you put a 59 on one of the procedures. both docs are under same tax id. you dont get denied with no mods?

  4. #4
    sounds like one of the docs should be billed as an assist 80 or 82

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