Good Morning! I have a question from my pediatrician's office. He is doing a lead screening when the patient is in the office for an E & M. The lab he uses doesn't bill insurance so he is paying the lab himself. Can we bill the insurance company the 83655 cpt and the 36415? Would there be a modifier to indicate that we didn't actually do the 83655? I sure appreciate any help you can give me. Thank you! Marge Scharp
Hi folks, I am not a Coding professional, but do work in Clinical Research for a CRO. We get asked about coding all the time, and the latest question, which i am at a loss to understand, is WHY do post-marketing studies require a clinical research coding modifier? Where can i look to find out general information about coding for clinical research in general, devices in particular? If you can point me in the right direction I would be most grateful and would offer an adult beverage in payment. Thanks, Teresa in Boston area
Recently I have discussed with several people how we will deal with pediatrics. We do not ask for id from children. What will we do to protect children from identity theft. I know of several instances in which a mother took a niece in to the doctor under the guise of the niece being her daughter? Any ideas?
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My doctor did an arthroscopic lateral retinacular release and an open VMO advancement and medial capsular reefing. The release I have as 29873. However the VMO advancement I think is 27422. Can these 2 codes be billed together?
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