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Dermatology Question**

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?

Exicion DN
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

11603
11603-59
11602
12032-51

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

Thank you

SuperCoder Answered Mon 05th of May, 2014 16:22:36 PM

You are always welcome!

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