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Can you charge application of stress 77071 during surgery?

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    Can you charge 77071 when performed during surgery? The surgeon states the results of the stress inversion view in his operative note.
    Can you charge an ankle x-ray 73600- 52 with a 26 modifier for the ankle xray interpretation? Or is all this inclusive with the surgery code?
    Thank you so much for your help.
    Lynn Spille, CPC
    Last edited by LynnS.321; 02-06-2008 at 07:51 AM. Reason: need a response

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