AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2015 Issue 4; Ask the editor

Using modifier 50 with CPT code 30930

CPT code 30930 describes “Fracture nasal inferior turbinate(s), therapeutic”. Since turbinate(s) indicates singular or plural, why is modifier 50, Bilateral procedure, an option? As a singular or plural descriptor, when done bilaterally, should we append modifier 50 or not? ...

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