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    If two nebulizer treatments with abuteral were administered in the same visit by the same physician, would you code the second J code without a modifier? Would you list the second nebulizer code 94640 w/ 76 modifier or would you list 94640 once with a x2?

    Thanks for any help!
    Last edited by DeniseDenise; 02-16-2009 at 09:42 AM.

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    Stuart, FL


    Typicall the 76 modifier is correct, but we have had payors request the qty 2 instead. We don't bill for the abuterol, so I can't really give advice about that, but I would just change the quantity.

    Rachael Milley, CEMC, CPMA, CPC, PCS
    Holy Cross Hospital
    Coding Compliance Manager

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    thanks 76 mod on neb and just list abuterol once with correct total units! Thanks for your help!

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    Default 76 modifier

    If I am not mistaken, the -76 can't be used for two procedures done at the same session?

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