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    Default Bilateral total knee replacement

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    Our surgeon performed bilateral total knee replacements. I billed BCBS with L and R modifiers, but they cut the reimbursement for the second TKR in half. Should I appeal, or is this standard? We have rarely billed bilateral and I can't remember !!

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    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    That is standard. using the 50 modifier would be 150% so the end result is the same.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Thank you so much, Debra !!!

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