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    Default Direct laryngoscopy with biopsy

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    Hey, just wondering if anyone else has an insight on this...I have researched and can't seem to find a definite answer....

    If a doctor does a direct laryngoscopy with "multiple" biopsies, all of different areas, can you bill separately for each biopsy that was done. The definition of the code states "biopsy" and not "biopsy(s)" so I wondering if we can bill for each one that was done with a modifier 59 on each additional biopsy. Does anyone have an opinion or any insight on this?

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    Direct laryngoscopy with biopsy may only be billed once, regardless of how many biopsies are done.

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