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    Hi To All,
    Does anyone knows any replacement code for 76140 in billing for Medicare,
    76140 --Consultation on x-ray examination made elsewhere, written report to Medicare.
    MC is not considering this as a valid CPT any longer since it is a "consultation"
    what code could we use then??

    I do appreciate all the help the you can give.

    Thanks!!

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    I'm not sure if MC = Medicare, but Medicare has not paid for this code in the past.

    Medicare does not pay for an overread on an x-ray as it is not considered medically necessary. This would be included in the E/M service if applicable.
    Amy Bishard, BA, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, CCS, RCC
    Instructor, Medical Billing and Coding, Cox College
    amy.bishard@coxcollege.edu
    2015 Education Officer - Springfield MO AAPC Chapter
    Former AAPC Chapter Association Board of Directors 2012-2015
    2011 President - Springfield MO AAPC Chapter
    2010 President Elect - Springfield MO AAPC Chapter

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