Month: March 2017


Lesion Excision

My physician removed a malignant lesion 1.0 cm of the scalp three days ago. I billed that procedure with CPT code 11621. Today we received a pathology report which indicated there were still positive margins. Should I use Modifier 59 when report the second lesion excision.


2017 Medicare Guidelines for Imaging

2017 Medicare Guidelines for Imaging – March 2017 by Margaret M. Maley, BSN, MS Effective Jan. 1, 2017, “FX” is a new Medicare modifier used to indicate that X-ray images were taken using film. The FX modifier is appended to the global radiology code or the radiology code with the modifier TC (technical component) when submitting...

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