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    Can you bill out 25210 more than once, example doctor excised the trapezium, scaphoid, & lunate.

    thanks for the imput.

    Sheila

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    Quote Originally Posted by seslinger View Post
    Can you bill out 25210 more than once, example doctor excised the trapezium, scaphoid, & lunate.

    thanks for the imput.

    Sheila
    I woudl bill it with 59 modifier and attached an Op reprot to the claim. CPT book says "one bone" but I do not think you should use this only for one bone regardless how mane bones were excised. Lets see what other people say about this.
    Last edited by armen; 08-10-2011 at 08:39 AM.

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    also make sure 25215 isn't the case...if not, yes 59 per bone

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    thank you both for your response.

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    or depending on the insurance plan use 25210 x (times) # of bones, up to 4.
    jdemar, CPC, CMA

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