We have one carrier who bundles the 81002 in with an E&M code all the time (Aetna). They came out with this policy a few years ago. Attaching a 25 modifier to the E&M is sufficient to unbundle it (which we do at Aetna's written suggestion). Every once in a while we'll have another carrier who bundles the 2 codes, but not consistently. Since it's not cost effective to file an appeal for a reimbursement of about $3, we just adjust it off.
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