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    Question e/m visit level or x-ray only

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    My office had a patient who failed conservative treatment & came in for a surgery conference. The MA took the history and x-rays were taken. However, the patient never saw the doctor(why? I'm still working on that). Our physician is trying to charge a consult, but I'm thinking the x-ray should only be charged. Thanks for any assistance.


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    Apr 2007
    Louisville, KY


    Based on my conservative lean in the situation it would be Radiology charge(s) only--just so long as the doc read them and rendered some report. (Otherwise you only get your Rad with a TC mod).

    Hope this makes sense.
    Kevin B. Shields, RHIT, CPCO, CCS, CPC, COC, CCS-P, CPC-P, CPC-I

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