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D&C assist

Sandra Posted Wed 07th of October, 2015 12:03:58 PM

My physician assisted on a D&C w/ U/S guidance. The primary Doctor billed 59820-22. If I am billing for the assistant fee, do I enter modider 80 first or modifier 22 then 80?
59820-22 -80
or
59820-80 22

SuperCoder Answered Thu 08th of October, 2015 10:14:55 AM

Well, you can bill it both ways in claim form, but it is advisable to append modifier 22 first in this case. Tell about increased procedural service first, then about assistant surgeon. Hope it helps!

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