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Otolaryngology Coding Alert

Modifiers: Brush Up on When 62 Fits for Co-Surgery

- Published on Wed, Dec 16, 2015
Be sure to match both surgeons’ codes. Otolaryngologists sometimes perform surgeries with other specialists, such as when they’re asked to take a biopsy, remove a tumor, or resect a portion of the pituitary gland. But does that mean you automatically append modifier 62 (Two surgeons) to your claim? The answer depends on each surgeon’s role during the encounter, the specific [...]

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