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    Cool 2nd Read requests

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    Can a few people please weigh in on how their practices bill for 2nd read requests.

    Do you use the cpt code that matches the exam or do you use 76140?


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    Is the "re-read" at the request of another physician? If so, the review could be reported with 76140. In order to report this, there would have to be a request on file, renders his/her opinion, and sends a written report of their findings. (Same concept of a consultation)

    If a patient simply brings the xrays to their visit, this would be considered part of the E/M visit. The physician will still received credit, for scoring purposes, for reviewing the xray (Amount/Complexity of data).

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