Medical Posted Fri 02nd of May, 2014 12:49:46 PM
What is the proper modifier that can be used to bill these procedures on the same day? 59 or 51?
L medial 2.6 cm 11603
L mid abdomen 2.8 cm 11603
L lower flank 1.4 cm 11602
Repair Total 6.8 cm 12032
SuperCoder Answered Fri 02nd of May, 2014 16:07:02 PM
Appending modifier 51 (Multiple procedures) indicates that the closure is a multiple procedure. Some insurers may reduce payment for codes appended with this modifier. Thus, you should append it on the lesser-valued procedure. This will allow full payment for the more expensive procedure.
Medical Posted Sun 04th of May, 2014 23:18:56 PM
SuperCoder Answered Mon 05th of May, 2014 16:22:36 PM