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Orthopedic Coding Alert


For Bilateral CTS Shots, Don't Always Rely on Modifier 50

Here are the exceptions. If both of a patient’s wrists require injections to treat carpet tunnel syndrome (CTS), then limiting yourself to modifier 50 (Bilateral procedure) could be a big mistake. It’s true that this is your typical go-to modifier, but there are some exceptions. “This code carries a ‘1’ bilateral status indicator, which means this injection can be reported [...]

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