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    Default 2 uteruses

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    Just looking for another opinion on how to code a supracervical hysterectomy for 2 uteruses and 2 cervixes with different diagnoses for each. 58180 with -22 modifier?
    Anastasia, CPC, CASCC, COBGC

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    Apr 2007
    Tacoma, WA


    Wow! Have never run into that one!

    Using the 22 modifier is certainly one way to go, but if the surgical documentation clearly shows two separate procedures to remove each organ, I would be tempted to try billing 58180 and 58180-59 with the separate diagnosis codes and of course the documentation to show why there are two procedures.
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CEMC, COBGC
    AAPC Tacoma WA Chapter

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