You are correct. That is how we do it at our facility. However, we have had some issues with our Medicare FI with MUE edits on these services. Even though the CPT description reads "each" or "each additional" Medicare still has some MUE edits on these services limiting the number of units that can be charged. I have never seen anything in writing defining "each" either by any payer. For the most part these process fine with the payers using the multiple units. I will caution you however on using the modifier 59 on lab services. I realize there are times it is appropriate but we found that our billing office was just using that modifier to push claims through when it really was not appropriate. We found this in a routine internal audit.
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