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    I am a little confused when it comes to the chest rib xray codes.

    We have been billing 71100 - rib unilateral 2 views & 71046 - 2 views of the chest.

    We have been receiving denials stating we should use 71101 - ribs unilateral 2 views with pa chest minimum of 3 views.

    I thought 71101 was for only if we did 2 views of the rib and 1 view of the chest.

    Is this correct and we should be using cpt code 71101 or did we list 71100 and 71046 with the 59 modifier on the chest xrays?



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    Syracuse, NY
    Default Coding Data Analyst
    There are no edits on 71046 with 71100, only 71045, 1 view chest with 71100. I have not had a problem with billing 71046 and 71100 without a modifier.

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