Laser Procedures

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I work for a large multi-specialty physician group. We recently added a Dermatologist to the group. There is a laser procedure she is wanting to bill as an outpatient procedure at a local hospital. Because the hospital has not billed for these services before, they are asking for an average amount they should charge for the following codes: 17106, 17107, and 17108.
Does anyone have experience with this, that could give me an idea on what you charge for these procedures? I am not sure how hospitals bill for outpatient procedures on the facility side; whether it is a set amount or whether they can unbundle some things.

thank you,
Angi:confused:
 

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I work for a large multi-specialty physician group. We recently added a Dermatologist to the group. There is a laser procedure she is wanting to bill as an outpatient procedure at a local hospital. Because the hospital has not billed for these services before, they are asking for an average amount they should charge for the following codes: 17106, 17107, and 17108.
Does anyone have experience with this, that could give me an idea on what you charge for these procedures? I am not sure how hospitals bill for outpatient procedures on the facility side; whether it is a set amount or whether they can unbundle some things.

thank you,
Angi:confused:
It can be considered price fixing if other providers reveal their fees. What any facility or provider must do, is to review the RVUs for a particular procedure and then to look at what they bill for a similar procedure and the assign a fee. Most of the time the facility has to take into account the cost of the many supplies, staff and use of a surgical room. They will have to figure out what they can bill for the procedure.
 
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