TITLE

2 Nostrils? Call on Modifier 50

PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
ED Coding Alert;Mar2011, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on why emergency department coders should not code 30901 x 2 and advices to call on modifier 50 for two nostrils repair in the U.S.
ACCESSION #
59340969

 

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