Amy Posted Fri 29th of November, 2019 06:59:57 AM
Provider performs 36620 and provider B performs 36556 on same day. can we append 51 modifier to 36620 low RVU.
SuperCoder Answered Mon 02nd of December, 2019 02:50:49 AM
As per the CPT guidelines, CPT 36620 is modifier 51 exempt code. This code is modifier 51 exempt, which means you should never use 36620 with 51 modifier.
Note: CPT manual designates modifier 51 exempt codes with a “ ” symbol to the left of the code and may also offer a complete list of modifier 51 exempt codes in an appendix.