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Cpt 60271

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    Hello,
    I am uncertain whether CPT 60271 is for a total thyroidectomy, partial, or total unilateral?? It does not allow a mod.50 or LT/RT. However, a 59 modifier is allowed if billed with 60220-of course with proper documenation. That does not make sense to me. Any thoughts?

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    Not my area of expertise but the Coding Expert version indicates that the 60271 is for subtotal or partail thyroidetomy.

    hope this helps
    NoRaX

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    Cpt 60271 Is For A Complete Thyroidectomy, Including The Substernal Thyroid Gland. Cervical Approach.

    If You Redacte The Op Note. I Would Be Glad To Help.
    Candice Fenildo, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CPB, CENTC, CRHC, AAPC Fellow
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    CPT states/clarifies "For thyroidectomy, subtotal or partial, use 60271"

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    Depending on the approach ( and without an operative note, I can give no certain advise) but, you could either use 60240 or 60271 depending on if cervical approach.
    Amy Pritchett,
    BSHA, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CDEO, CANPC, CEDC, CASCC, CRC, CMDP, CMPM, CCS, CMRS, C-AHI, ICDCT-CM, ICDCT-PCS
    2017-2018 Secretary of Local Mobile AAPC Chapter
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    On CPT Book page 335, when you looks up under on code 60240,there is a note says (for thyroidectomy ,subtotal or partial, use 60271). hope you know it is not for total.

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