Marina Posted Thu 02nd of November, 2017 13:59:10 PM
What is the CPT code for bilateral lower lid blepharoplasty extensive?
SuperCoder Answered Fri 03rd of November, 2017 02:35:28 AM
There are two ways to bill for the blepharoplasty which will depend on your documentation:
If provider says he performed blepharoplasty with removal of excessive fat from lower eyelid in documentation, then we will bill 15821 with modifier 50 for bilateral procedure.
However, if provider does not mention removal of fat and just says extensive work was done due to some unprevailed condition (more than usual time taken for procedure) then we will bill 15820 with modifier 22 and 50. Hope it helps.