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    Should I use 59 on the component or on the less expensive charge?

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    Do you have an example

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    abdominal u/s complete with doppler for cirhosis.

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    are you getting a denial when you bill them together? What are the two codes you are billing?
    Herbie W Lorona Jr., CPC, CPC-H

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    i think its 76700 and 93975 for evaluation of portal htn

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    The modifier would go on the 76700
    Herbie W Lorona Jr., CPC, CPC-H

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    There's an excellent article in the June 2010 Coding Edge Magazine regarding modifier 59 on page 34. I found it to be very helpful and thought I'd mention it here.

    Hope this helps!

    Teresa Collins, CPC

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    why to 76700 ?

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    Code 76700 is a component of 93975 but a modifier is allowed in order to differentiate between the services provided.
    Herbie W Lorona Jr., CPC, CPC-H

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    (I do understand your answear) but how can it be that a component of service is more expensive than the total service itself?

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