AMA CPT® Assistant - 1998 Issue 12 (December)

Modifier -50 (Q&A) (December 1998)

December 1998 page 9d Coding Consultation Modifier -50 (Q&A) Question If my physician performs a bilateral paravaginal defect repair, should the bilateral procedure be reported with a -50 modifier to identify this aspect of the procedure? AMA Comment Although the repair can be performed for unilateral or bilateral paravaginal defects, the code descriptor includes a bilateral repair. Therefore, the modifier -50, should not be appended to the code when the procedure is performed on both sides. Modifier -50 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 1998; December 1998 page 9d ...

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