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Non-Stress for twins

  1. #1
    Scranton, PA
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    If the doctor interpreted a non-stress test performed on a mother with twins, I know it would be coded 59025-26, however would you do this times 2 since it was twins?

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    We post it on two lines (or how many ever is needed for multiples) with mod-59 on the second/subsequent NSTs.

    Some insurance companies still require documentation that multiples were done, even with a diagnosis code to indicate a multiple gestation.


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    I agree to bill 2x. The second one with mod-59.

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    Watch your carrier payment. We have one that requires one line, without a 59 modifier and use 2 units. Backwards, I know, all my other carriers accept it how it should be coded but we have one that is just....ummm, different.

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