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    If my doc's doing a PFT, EKG, and pulse ox during one patient encounter do I need to modify the additional procedures? Example: PFT, EKG-51, pulse ox-51??

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    If anything, you would use modifier -59. Pulse ox is not usually separately payable, especially if you are doing PFT's.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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