Archive for The Day of April 9th, 2007

Archive for the Day of April 9th, 2007

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the day of April 9th, 2007.

Here you will find links to every article added to the Outsource Management Group web site during April 9th, 2007.

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Ending Confusion on Multiple Procedures

When you have a patient that has had multiple procedures performed, make sure that the group of procedures that were performed actually require modified 51 before you attach it. The CPT has a list of certain coding that are exempt from modifier 51. The CPT manual designates modifier 51 (Multiple procedures) exempt codes with a “circle with a slash” symbol to the left of the code for the services rendered. There is usually a complete listing of modifier 51 exempt codes in an appendix. The list is “a summary of CPT codes that are exempt from the use of modifier 51 but have NOT been designated as CPT add-on procedures/services,”

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