AMA CPT® Assistant - 1998 Issue 7 (July)

Digestive System, 45384, 45385 (Q&A) (July 1998)

July 1998 page 10a Coding Consultation Digestive System, 45384, 45385 (Q&A) Question Can codes 45384 and 45385 be reported on the same day of service when two separate lesions are removed by two separate techniques? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, codes 45384 and 45385-51 can be reported together on the same date of service. Both codes can be reported together because two separate lesions were removed by two different techniques. The -51 modifier is appended to the secondary procedure to show that multiple procedures took place. Digestive System, 45384, 45385 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 1998; July...

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