isn't 99070 used for reporting supplis and materials provided by the physician over and above those usually included with the office visit or other services rendered? (List drugs, trays, supplies and other meterials provided when using this code).
how/why would you use this code for "medical records"?
Who are you billing for the medical records? (you can't bill medical insurances for patients getting copies of their records - patients pay/self pay - for them). so why would you need a "Dx" or "procedure code"??
Typically, charges for copies of medical records are handled by HIM/Records departments. Charges are, just for example -say "free, first 10 pages, then 10 cents per page thereafter"... or something to that affect. Where I get my medical care, I can have "free" copies of my records if it's within 3 months of service,...if it's older than 3 months, there are charges according to their guidelines. And I do believe I have to give them time to get it all in order.
Personal use (copies) typically cost less than say - an Attorney getting them. Of course the attorney in turn charges "whoever" for the charge they get from the Health Info Office! Copies between doctors (requested by doctors typically don't cost anything - simple transfer of information needed).
I could be mistaken, but charges for records don't require a DX or CPT because they aren't billed to medical insurance companies. Usually, (in the case of records for attorney's), charges are written on slip per their determined facility charges, marked records from "date to date" for "name of patient", and paid.
ok,.so..anyway...I am curious, "who" are you trying to bill for these copies of medical records?
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