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    Does anyone bill for surgery trays that are used in a physicians office? If so, are there certain guidelines that need to be followed? I know that Medicare and Medicaid include this in w/ the procedure.


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    Loma Linda,CA


    Our office does not bill for surgery trays, I believe it is included in the service codes, unless you use more over and above those usually included. You may have to check with your payors if that is a covered benefit that can be billed per your contract.

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    They are included in the procedure.
    adrianne, cpc

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    Apr 2007
    Baton Rouge Local Chapter


    No, they are now included. You used to be able to bill for them seperately and they paid pretty well. They are now bundled.

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    The bottom line with surgical trays it thus: unless you identify each and every item on your tray, including identifying HCPC codes, there is not a snow ball's chance; unfortunately these are considered part of your overhead, hence the reason office procedures are given higher RVU's if performed in office setting rather than hospital; they compensate you for your overhead.

    ENT CT

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