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Outpatient Facility Coding Alert

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Know How MUEs Can Affect Bilateral Billing

Question: Why might I be receiving a denial for frequency when submitting two units of 30140 with modifiers LT and RT to Medicare? Tennessee Subscriber Answer: The bilateral surgery indicator of “1” indicates you can bill 30140 (Submucous resection inferior turbinate, partial or complete, any method) as a bilateral procedure. In this scenario, the obvious culprit may refer back to [...]