pre op labs denied by Medicare

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Medicare denied labs/ we billed for a pre op exam / medicare paid for the visit and xray but
denied the ua + 36415 as as non covered /rtn exam included in payment

would it make a difference if we put a modifier 59 on the ua
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modifiers 59 / 51 on the 36415?
99214 v72.83, 715.15, v72.82, v72.63 .........................(paid)
71020 v72.82 pre procedural repiratory exam ....(paid)
81002 v72.63 (pre op labs) ................................... (denied)
36415 v72.63 ( pre op labs)................................... (denied)
I will look at the ncci edits..just wanted to throw this out there for any suggestions .. Thanks
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You may need to add another dx in addition to v72.63. Our policy at the clinic I work for is.. for Medicare preop labs we bill the co-morbidity (if applicable), V72.63, and then the reason for surgery. For medicare preop ekgs we bill the co-morbidity (if applicable), v72.81, and then the reason for surgery.
 
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