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    If an xray say of the hand was done for viewing or confirming a fracture and the doctor has casted or splinted after xray confirmed the fracture and a second set of xrays was done after the casting/splint to confirm fracture alighnment can the second set of xrays be billed?

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    3. When limited comparative radiographic studies are performed (e.g., post-reduction, post-intubation, post-catheter placement, etc.), the CPT code for the radiographic series should be reported with modifier 52 indicating that a reduced level of interpretive service was provided. This requirement does not apply to OPPS services reported by hospitals.

    http://www.cms.gov/NationalCorrectCo...1_overview.asp

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    Thanks for the response. Would the same fracture diagnosis apply to the comparison xray?

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