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Thread: TC and -26, or Global?

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    Default TC and -26, or Global?

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    I work for a laboratory, and one test we offer our clients (88346 Immunofluorescent study, each antibody; direct method) we actually send out to another lab to perform. The lab we outsource to charges us the TC for the test, but our pathologist is the one who provides the professional component. When we bill our client for this test, are we ok with billing the Global code, or are we to report both a TC code and a -26 code separately to indicate that we did not in fact perform the test in our lab?

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    it would not be Global ... you would bill for medicare the TC and the 26 ... you only bill the GLOBAL if your office did everything , this may not be true for bcbs ck and make sure that bcbs reconginzes the TC and 26 .

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    I think they could charge global. Isn't it the same as renting equipment?

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    For Medicare you would bill with the TC and 26 modifier, but for bcbs and private insurances ou would bill global.

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    thanks for everyone's input!

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