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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Boone, NC

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    Is anyone billing for docs using fluoroscopy (intra-operatively) in the ER or outpatient hospital setting via mini c-arm. Physician does the work & official report (no radiologist involved).

    I've read the Sept 2006 Ortho Coding Alert and the 2007 Vol.10 follow-up article and am still unsure when the physician can bill for mini c-arm usage in the ER or hospital setting.

    Can anyone shed some light on this for me please? Any info would be appreciated.


  2. #2
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    Apr 2007
    Palm Beach


    The physician is able to bill for the professional component of the procedure (modifier 26), but not for the technical component (TC).

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