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Using TA modifer instead of LT on 28299

Melissa Posted Thu 17th of July, 2014 09:53:51 AM

Our surgeon is performing bunionectomy procedure 28299 and does not want us to code with the TA modifier. He wants us to use LT instead. Coding to the highest level of specificity would require us to use TA if it is allowed on the procedure. Any input would be appreciated

SuperCoder Answered Fri 18th of July, 2014 03:55:47 AM

Modifier TA would be more specific and correct. It represents 'Left foot, great toe'.

It is always better to use a more specific modifier while coding a procedure.

Thanks !!

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