Jan Posted Thu 22nd of July, 2010 15:34:27 PM
why deny code 80048 and pay for 80053?
Jan Posted Thu 22nd of July, 2010 15:37:21 PM
'80048 and 80053 billed together'
SuperCoder Answered Fri 23rd of July, 2010 01:36:34 AM
If you check the bundling issue between these codes then you can see that CPT Code 80048 is a column 2 code for 80053, and these cannot be billed together in any circumstances. As per CCI edit a '0' modifier is applicable in this case.