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Orthopedic Coding Alert

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Here's How to Use a Modifier for Separate Plates

Here’s How to Use a Modifier for Separate Plates Question: Our orthopedic surgeon placed two different cervical plates at different spinal levels on a patient’s spine. Can I bill +22845 twice with modifier 59 attached? Texas Subscriber Answer: If the orthopedic surgeon uses two separate plates on different spinal levels, you can report +22845 (Anterior instrumentation; 2 to 3 vertebral [...]