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Questions About Modifiers on Unlisted Codes? Latest HCPCS Coding Clinic® Has Info
2018-05-16

If you’ve ever wondered whether it’s appropriate to append a modifier to an unlisted CPT® code, you aren’t alone. AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS, Vol. 18, No. 1, provides advice on whether to use laterality modifiers on unlisted procedure codes.

And for those of you who code for debridement, you’ll have plenty to learn from this issue, too. Check out the codes and keywords below that will help you find articles and “For your information” pieces from this latest issue, geared particularly at institutional providers, on TCI SuperCoder’s Coding Clinic Connector:

  • Biopsy, lymph nodes, laterality: 19083, 38500, 38505
  • Debridement: 11000-11001, 11004-11006, 11010-11012, 11042-11047, 11055, 11720-11721, 15780-15783, 15920-16035, 97597, 97598, 97602
  • HCPCS codes, 2018: C9015, C9016, C9024, C9028, C9029, C9140, C9483-C9486, C9489, C9490, C9491, C9494, J0604, J0606, J1555, J7211, J7345, J9203, P9073, P9100, Q2040, Q2041, Q4176-Q4182, Q5101-Q5104, Q9984-Q9989
  • Modifier CP, deletion: CP
  • Modifiers, unlisted CPT® codes: 19499, 27365, 27599, 27899, 29999, 32999, 49999, 64999, 67999, E1, LT, RT
  • Transurethral RF thermal therapy: C9748.

 

You’ll get even more insights from the Ask the Editor section. All these topics are available on TCI SuperCoder’s Coding Clinic Connector:

  • Cystectomy, laparoscopic: 51550-51556, 51999, 57425
  • Implant, Spirox Latera: 30465, 30999, C9749
  • Neobladder stenosis: 52332, 53899, C2617
  • Osteotomy, tibial tubercle: 27418, 27427, C1713
  • Prostatectomy, robot-assisted: 80362-80364, G0480-G0483
  • Shoulder procedures, multiple: 29822-29824, 29827, 29828
  • Speech processor, BaHa®: 69714, 52
  • Ulnar digital nerve, repair: 64912, 64999
  • X-ray, chest, confirmatory: 31500, 32550, 32551, 32554, 32555, 71010, 71045, 93503, 59.