Laurie Posted Mon 17th of September, 2018 10:56:54 AM
my question is, how do we bill a 50590 bilateral in a facility for facility billing ? Do we use a 50 modifier, or 2 units?
SuperCoder Answered Tue 18th of September, 2018 02:24:44 AM
50 modifier should be billed with CPT code 50590 for shock wave lithotripsy performed bilaterally. Medicare unlikely edits (MUE) of CPT code 50590 is 1 which means this code can be billed only once on a billed date of service. Hence, you can not bill for two units of CPT code 50590.
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