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Gail Posted Fri 06th of April, 2012 20:14:49 PM

What is the proper way to bill corneal debridement code 65435?
Is a RT or LT modifier needed?

thank you

SuperCoder Answered Mon 09th of April, 2012 07:49:45 AM

Yes, you should mention LT/RT to specify which eye the ophthalmologist worked on. Also there are four modifiers related to eye such as E1-E4. Based upon optholmologist's work, you could append these modifiers.
E1: Upper left eyelid
E2: Lower left eyelide
E3: Uppper right eyelid
E4: Lower right eyelid

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