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dr proformed a left substernal thyroidectomy cervical approach and left + rt sub

Jim Posted Thu 17th of November, 2011 19:42:30 PM

Dr proformed a left substernal thyroidectomy cervical approach and a left + rt subtotal can codes "60225" and "60271" can be billed

SuperCoder Answered Fri 18th of November, 2011 06:03:24 AM

Yes, your codes are correct, but you need to append modifier -59 with the column 2 code 60225 to overcome the edits.

Codes would be

60271
60225-59

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