Barbara Posted Thu 19th of March, 2015 10:34:46 AM
Patient had insertion of Foley catheter 51702 and then had it irrigated 51700 in the ER. Patient was transferred to the OR for procedures 52001, 52214, 51798. Can I append a modifier 59 to 51700 and 51702 or should I remove them, as they are editing out bc they are components of 52214, 52001.
SuperCoder Answered Fri 20th of March, 2015 02:18:23 AM
CPT code 51700 and 51702 cannot be billed with CPT codes 52001, 52214 and 51798 because they are considered a component of these codes and are not reimbursed separately. Appending modifier 59 cannot help in this case because Code 51700 is a column 2 code for 52001, These codes cannot be billed together in any circumstances. Similarly, Code 51702 is a column 2 code for 52001, These codes cannot be billed together in any circumstances.