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85060 Blood Smear

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    I'm billing for hem/onc docs, and sometimes they physically read the blood smear with a hospital consult. I bill 99254 and 85060-26. I am getting denials stating incorrect modifier. Does anyone know of a different modifier that would be appropriate?

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    don't use -26
    Quote Originally Posted by cgrussell View Post
    I'm billing for hem/onc docs, and sometimes they physically read the blood smear with a hospital consult. I bill 99254 and 85060-26. I am getting denials stating incorrect modifier. Does anyone know of a different modifier that would be appropriate?
    Rachele Porter, AS, CPC, CPC-H, CEDC
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    Try dropping the 26 mod. 85060 states "interp by phy with report".

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    I believe I originally billed it without the modifier and was denied, but I'll check into it.
    Thanks

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