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Old 09-24-2008, 12:39 PM
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Default influenza A & B testing

Our office will be doing the influenza testing for A and B w/ CPT code 87804-- my question is that if we do the test for both A and B strains how do we code this? We will be using CPT code 87804-- BCBS states to use modifier 91, others have stated to use Modifer 59. if your opinion which is the correct way to code this ? Thanks in advance for any help
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Old 09-24-2008, 12:45 PM
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What test kit are you using?
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Old 09-24-2008, 01:03 PM
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We perform this test and have had great success with modifier 59.

http://medicalnewswire.com/cgi-bin/a...t=41&perpage=4
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Old 09-24-2008, 03:12 PM
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use modifier -59 on the second one. It's the proper one to use and is paid by most carriers
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:35 PM
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You have to specify the results for both test.

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Old 09-30-2008, 09:16 AM
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Default We've used -91

in the past without issue. However, it is up to what the individual carriers want.
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Old 09-30-2008, 12:25 PM
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If influenza A is neg, but B is pos, what ICD-9 codes do you use?
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