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consults with same dx

  1. #1
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    Medical Coding Books
    Hello everyone,

    I have a question about using the same dx code for consult and procedure.

    Many times during the consult a procedure is necessary.

    what do you guys think?

  2. #2
    Columbia, MO
    Really should not be a problem, just use the 25 modifier on the consult code. There is no need for a different dx just because you have a procedure. If you look in Appendix A of the CPT book you will see where is says under the 25 modifier description .......different dx are not necessary when using this modifier.

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