AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2012 Issue 3; Ask the Editor

Anatomical Modifier

It is understood that a modifier may not be utilized to bypass an edit unless there are circumstances that warrant their use and that there is not a more appropriate modifier available. However when two or more procedures with different CPT codes are performed on different anatomical sites (ie, different toes), would it be appropriate to append the anatomical modifiers, modifier 59 or both? ...

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