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my office is billing a knee xray 73564 with a 73560 (they are calling this a stress view), I think its wrong I think it should be 73564 and 77071 - any advice and input would be helpful, thanks
 

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You are correct. 73564 with 73560 would be considered unbundling as 73564 is 4+ views.

CPT 77071 accounts for the extra work on the technical side to apply the stress. Per AMA guidelines, the professional component for the stress view is included in the 73564
 
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77071 is appropriate as long as your physician is billing for Global or Technical only component of the x-ray
 
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im sorry i am new to this xray coding, global or technical we have the machine and xray tech, so if the patient comes in and they do the stress fracture we cant just bill 77071, we need to put a 26 on it, im confused.
 

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Since you own the equipment, tech and the radiologist you would bill 1 claim with both 73564 and 77071 no modifiers.
 

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If another entity did the Technical portion and your radiologist only did the reading it would be 73564-26. The 77071 can only be billed by the entity billing for the technical component
 
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