Archive for The Day of June 13th, 2007

Archive for the Day of June 13th, 2007

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the day of June 13th, 2007.

Here you will find links to every article added to the Outsource Management Group web site during June 13th, 2007.

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Team Procedures

All too often, the problem in the case of team procedures, where multiple physicians are involved, is that the first physician’s claim that gets submitted wins. This is especially true when another provider takes credit for radiology services. Let’s take a look at a few examples, to help you figure out how to code your claims to make sure you get a radiology claim to your payer quickly. Example 1: Do both a radiologist and a speech language pathologist need to be present to code a modified barium swallow procedure? They may both need to be present. Guidelines recommend that the service be provided in a team setting. Note the

Multiple Angiographies

It can sometimes be perplexing when a physician performs angiography on both legs and one arm. Which CPT codes should you use when reporting these procedures? You should report 75710 (which is Angiography, extremity, unilateral, radiological supervision and interpretation) as well as 75716 (angiography, extremity, bilateral radiological supervision and interpretation). Append modifier 59 (which is distinct procedural service) to code 75710. This will show that the procedures were in fact performed on different areas (the arm using the unilateral code and the legs using the bilateral code). The reason for this is that the National Correct Coding Initiative edits bundle unilateral angiogram code 75710 into bilateral angiogram code 75716 with

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