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Partial Uvulectomy

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    My doctor performed a partial uvulectomy, and I am wondering if I would still utitlize code 42140 or would I add the 52 modifier to show that the entire uvula was not removed?
    Any thoughts?
    Thank you!

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    I think that reporting 42140 with a 52 modifier would be appropriate. Be sure to include "Documentation available upon request" to the claims comment area.
    A.Dimmitt, CPC, CIRCC
    Durham, North Carolina

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    Thank you for the help!

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