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31500 emergency intubation with E/M code same day

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    Can someon tell me if 31500 emergency intubation is billable or bundled with a inpatient consult code? I received a denial from medicare stating they want a reimbursement for overpayment of the 31500, implying it is bundled with the E/M. Should I have appended a 25? Can I appeal this?


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    Any time you bill another CPT code along with a CPT EM code you need to use a 25 modifier.....99283.25, 31500.....This tell the payer that the EM was a separate charge and not to bundle the 31500.

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    Thank you

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