Provider based billing and urine dip

DIVINE50

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We are provider based billing and our family practice physician does a urine dip in the office. Can the hospital bill for the urine dip since we are provider based?
 

thomas7331

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Yes, the hospital would bill for the lab test on the UB claim; there would not be a physician bill for that. There is no separate payment for a urine dip if billed with an office visit - it is packaged into the APC rate - but it should be billed anyway as it is counted toward the rate calculations and the hospital's utilization and cost reporting.
 
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