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a system of glands, each of which secretes a type of hormone into the blood stream to regulate the body
9 glands to Endocrine system
Thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pineal, hypothalamus, pituitary,thymus, pancreas
Hormones regulate many functions
mood, growth, development, tissue function and metabolism (formation and breakdown of substances)
Peripheral Nervous System
refers to the nervous structures outside the Central Nervous System (Brian and Spinal cord)
-50 for bilateral procedures, -51 for multiple procedures, -62 for two surgeons, -LT for left side (used to identify procedures performed on the Lt side of the body. If indicated on the CPT book regarding the left side, then don't use this modifier because it's already in the code description)
-RT for left side (used to identify procedures performed on the right side of the body. If indicated on the CPT book regarding the right side, then don't use this modifier because it's already in the code description.
NO MODIFIER IS USED IF ONE SURGEON PERFORMS ONE TASK AND ANOTHER PERFORMS ANOTHER TASK DURING THE SAME SURGICAL PROCEDURE. Example: one surgeon performs the opening, the second surgeon performs the definitive procedure (removal of the target tissue or lesion), and a third physician performs the closure.
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