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    Can you add 59 to an add-on code?

  2. #2
    Columbia, MO
    If you have multiples then yes such as
    17003 59
    17003 59
    This is how they will keep from being denied as duplicate entries.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Thank you. That helped me too. Now if you have 2 different procedures,how do you code. For example with PT/INR and Flu Shot. Can I code 99211 mod 25
    85610 QW
    Is this the way to code. Any help greatly appreciated.

  4. #4
    Columbia, MO
    You do not charge the 99211 at all. You charge the administration for the flue shot with the vaccine code and the pt/inr lab code with the QW modifier and the code for the blood draw 36415/36416. We cannot charge the 99211 as there is a code for drawing blood and we cannot substitute codes. Also since the physician has already examined the patient and determined the need for the PT/INR at a previous encounter then we may not charge for the assement again. so instead of the 99211 you need a code for the blood draw eiter 36415 or 36416 with no modifier.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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