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Answer: No. The number indicated in the units field depends on the CPT code submitted. It’s best to refer to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Database (MPFSDB) to determine, first of all, if CPT modifier 50 is applicable to a CPT code. Once in the MPFSDB, check the bilateral indicator assigned to the code to determine the number of units to submit. The following chart provides a definition of each indicator:
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