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capsulorrhaphy - Can somebody tell me

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    Default capsulorrhaphy - Can somebody tell me
    Medical Coding Books
    Can somebody tell me if the CPT codes 23450 and 23466 could be billed on a same claim like this; 23466, 23450.51, 29822.51?

    Thank you

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    Salt Lake City
    I would say you need a 59 modifier on 23450 due to NCCI edit. But you would need to make sure documentation supports both charges.
    Jenifer McPolin CPC, CPMA, RCC

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    Default capsulorrhaphy
    Is it 59 or 51?

    Thank you for your response.

  4. #4
    Tacoma, WA
    Quote Originally Posted by jesenka View Post
    Is it 59 or 51?

    Thank you for your response.
    You need a 59 modifier to show it is a separate procedure. You don't need to use 51 in most cases anymore.
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC

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    Default capulrrhaphy
    Thank you all for your help!

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    What about 29822 code, would that be billed with mdfr 51?

    Thank you

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