AMA CPT® Assistant - 2006 Issue 5 (May)

Modifiers (May 2006)

May 2006 page 18b Modifiers, 50, 28285 (Q&A) Question Is it appropriate to append modifier 50, Bilateral procedure, to procedure code 28285, Correction, hammertoe (eg, interphalangeal fusion, partial or total phalangectomy, if the procedure is performed on the same toes of both the right and left foot? AMA Comment Yes. The use of this modifier is only applicable to services or procedures performed on identical anatomic sites, aspects, or organs (eg, arms, legs, eyes) during the same operative session. The intent is for the modifier to be appended to the appropriate unilateral code as a oneline entry on...

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