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51 modifier

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

Hi,

 

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.

 

Thanks

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