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    Good afternoon. I was wondering what to charge, if anything, for a physician to give his interpretation of a MRI that was done at an outside institution. This was already interpreted, but they requested a 2nd opinion from one of our docs. Can this service be billed, and if so, how?
    Thanks in advance!

  2. #2
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    Apr 2007
    Louisville, KY


    Check out 76140. Be sure that your physician provides a formal report to substantiate this code.
    Kevin B. Shields, RHIT, CPCO, CCS, CPC, COC, CCS-P, CPC-P, CPC-I

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    Apr 2007


    Thanks for steering me in the right direction. Our cardiology docs usually don't do this, but it was requested by an outside facility because of the nature of the disease.

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