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Urology Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Steer Clear of Reporting 51700 With 52649

Question: Can we bill for 51700 if it was completed during the global period following 52649? If so, do we need to append either modifier 58 or 78? New Hampshire Subscriber Answer: No, you cannot report 51700 (Bladder irrigation, simple, lavage and/or instillation) in these circumstances, even with modifier 58 (Staged or related procedure or service by the same physician [...]