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    Default 31505 and E&M

    I am covering for vacations here and need a little help,

    Can I bill a 31505 with an E&M?

    Thanks Much!
    J9

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    Default Reason for visit?

    If the reason for the visit was to have the scope, NO.

    If the reason for the visit was for whatever problem and the physician decided a diagnostic laryngoscopy was necessary to diagnosis the problem, then yes. Some payers will want a -25 modifier on the E/M.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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