I can share what my carrier instructed recently.
If the patient has BCBS prim and Medicare 2ndry, bill BCBS as you normally would. example: 99244 (assuming they haven't adopted Medicare's new policy). Once this is paid by BCBS, you change the CPT code to reflect the correct code for Medicare. Our carrier made it very clear that it was appropriate and correct coding to make this change. Now...the hard part is how to report the primary payment. Our carrier will not accept paper claims w/ paper EOB's so the solution was to void the original charge, repost, and report the primary payment electronically. Talk about NUTS!
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