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Old 10-01-2008, 12:18 PM
deidrahofer deidrahofer is offline
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Can you code a bipsy- 58100- and endocervical curettage-57505- together? I put a 51 mod on 57505 and it was denied inclusive. What do you think?

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Old 10-01-2008, 01:01 PM
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The code pair you listed below (57505 & 58100) generates a non-modifiable CCI edit for both the physician and facility billing; they should not be reported together. If both were performed and documented only 57505 would be reported.
Anthony McCallum, CPC, CIRCC, CPC-I, CCS
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Old 10-01-2008, 01:10 PM
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If the codes had a CCI edit that allowed a modifier override, modifier 59 would be the one to use instead of modifier 51. The 51 modifier is informational only for multiple procedures.
Pam Tienter, CPC, COC, CPC-P, CCS-P, CPMA, CPC-I
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