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Question Billing for Hydration in Labor Check and Call

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Massapequa, NY
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Hello

I have a scenario I need help with.

I have a billing area that's a clinic that sees patients in labor check and call sometimes for things like false labor they are billing CPT 96360 and 96361 when they either bill and E/M or NST. I was removing the iv hydration because I think it should be billed by the facility side but now I'm second guessing myself. Can anymore clarify if I am doing the right thing? I noticied this because it is hitting an edit saying it is bundled to CPT 59025 or e/m service but a modifier is allowed.

thank you
 

kari2007

Networker
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If you are doing professional billing and the hydration is taking place somewhere other than your clinic, that facility would bill hydration out on the UB.
 

SharonCollachi

True Blue
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Clovis, CA
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Office care: Provider bills everything.

Hospital, Office-Attached-to-a-hospital (don't even get me started on that nonsense*) or other facility-based care: Provider bills for their work but no supplies.


*personal opinion that office/hospital is a racket to artificially inflate prices and increase income. I have to take my teen to one of these, because it is a specialist that is rare, and my insurance pays something like $400 for what amounts to an office visit, that is the same as any other office visit, and I pay our copay. The office isn't even IN a hospital building, so it's not like there are any other expenses that the regular physician office I work in doesn't have. :mad: /RANT MODE OFF
 
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