E/M coding with Labs

Taterzig10

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Can someone answer this question one of my clients has....

"If I do a flu or a strep on someone, that is a diagnostic test that my folks have to collect and interpret. Does that increase the visit from say a level three to a level four?"
 

bonzaibex

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No, that does not increase your E&M level. There are specific codes for flu & strep testing done in the office. If the doc is doing those and not billing them out, s/he's losing out on some revenue.

Becky, CPC
 

NIEVESM

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In our office we bill the office visit along with 87804 no modifier need it.

Hope this may help.
 
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