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help - use a modifier

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    What code would allow us to bill 44310 with 44125.
    it is saying it can use a modifier and we have tried them all.

    thanks

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    If you are looking at coding those two codes together you would code 44125 44310-59. However, can you justify modifier -59 showing separate and distinct? I'm assuming dr did a loop ileostomy and resection with a ileostomy further down. If so, appeal, send in OpNote and show separate and distinct.

    Remember, enterostomy is the same as an Ileostomy or jejunostomy.

    What are the denial remarks?

    Good Luck!

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