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To Combine or Not to Combine??

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    Is there a specific time frame to be followed to determine whether two procedures should be combined into one? For example if a patient has a 1 view chest xray at 4pm and then a complete abdomen, 74020, at 4:45pm should it be billed as two separate procedures or combined into a 74022?
    Last edited by ceilhall; 11-23-2009 at 01:49 PM.

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    Austin, TX
    It has to be combined

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    Is there a specific time frame? If the procedures were 3 hours apart certainly you would NOT combine those.

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    It really depends on whether they were separate sessions...

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