AMA CPT® Assistant - 1997 Issue 9 (September)

More on Modifiers (September 1997)

September 1997 page 4 Coding Communication More on Modifiers Just when you thought you had heard everything there was to hear about modifiers, we bring you more information. Our May 1997 issue dedicated to modifiers generated some very interesting questions. Bilateral Procedures There continues to be some misunderstanding that CPT advocates a two-line method of reporting bilateral procedures, based on the wording of the -50 modifier description (ie, 12345,12345-50). The intent of CPT is that a single-line method be used (ie, 12345-50). It has been suggested to the CPT Editorial Panel that this description be modified to make...

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