X-ray modifiers

aclinton

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When you are billing for an x ray of a leg or an arm, do you have to put the modifier LT or RT if you are only billing for the one? I can see if you are x raying both legs and having to put a modifier. Can someone give me any advice?
 

mbort

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you dont have to, the RT/LT are informational modifiers. We do it so that if there is a question we dont have to pull a chart to look, we can see it at a glance in our system.
 

RebeccaWoodward*

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While I do agree with Mary, I do caution. We have one carrier, in particular, that does not like RT/LT and rejects everytime. It really creates a mess when the primary carrier prefers RT/LT for bilateral procedures and this other carrier is the secondary. Just food for thought.....
 
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