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Dialysis Billing - I am relatively new to Dialysis

lethr77

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I am relatively new to Dialysis billing and have a question. When billing the monthly dialysis 90960-90962 would you not want the date to span from the initial DOS for the month to the last DOS for the month? I am being trained that only the LAST DOS will be listed on the claim regardless of the CPT used and that doesn't seem logical to me.

Thanks for any clarification!

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rhh03

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You would bill for the entire month if the patient started on the 1st ex 1/1/2015 - 1/31/2015. If the patient started on a different date then you would bill from the first day of dialysis to the end of the month ex 1/5/2015 - 1/31/2015. It would also be the same thing if the patient did not complete the month at your center ex 1/1/15 - 1/25/2015. Patient could have transferred to a different physician, regained kidney function or expired.

I hope that helps.


Renetta Houston-Hollingsworth, CPC
 
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