Billing 46600 with E&M


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Is there a way to get paid for both the E&M (initial or established) with a 46600? Do we need to use a modifier on the E&M?
Was the anoscopy the sole reason for the visit? If so, then bill only the anoscopy. If a full E/M visit was performed, with a reason other than that for the anosocopy, then you can use a 25 modifier on the E/M visit.

Tobi Downs, CPC, CGIC
Billing E/M visit with 46600

I have found that even with the modifier 25 the insurance carrier (BCBS) is still denying payment based on lumping the E/M visit with the procedure code. All i can do is suggest that you appeal them.