AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Technical and professional components

  1. #1

    Question Technical and professional components

    AAPC: Back to School
    We are just starting to do Ultrasonic guidance in our office for joint injections. Do we need to seperate the professional and the technical components on the claim?? Since they have a different fee schedule. 76942-26,76942-TC ? Or can we just have both modifiers to the 76942-26,TC and just add the two fees together? Help, this is all new to me. Thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Charleston, WV


    Typically you either bill -26 for the professional component, TC for the technical component, or with no modifier for the global fee.

  3. #3


    It all depends on whose equipment you are using. If it is your own and your doctor is reading the exam, then there would be no modifiers used. If it is your equipment and the doctor is not reading the exam and someone else is then you would need TC. If you are using someone else's equipment but your doctor is reading the exan then you use 26 mod. Never bill the 26 and TC together at the same time.

Similar Threads

  1. Technical vs Professional
    By MCHANDLER in forum Diagnosis Coding
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-16-2015, 10:42 AM
  2. Technical vs. Professional
    By Tracey Thompson in forum Billing/Reimbursement
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-03-2012, 12:32 PM
  3. Technical and professional components
    By mjewett in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-01-2010, 07:33 AM
  4. Xray Professional Components
    By lschell in forum Medicare Regulations
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-26-2009, 11:29 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.