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    Can someone answer this question one of my clients has....

    "If I do a flu or a strep on someone, that is a diagnostic test that my folks have to collect and interpret. Does that increase the visit from say a level three to a level four?"

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    No, that does not increase your E&M level. There are specific codes for flu & strep testing done in the office. If the doc is doing those and not billing them out, s/he's losing out on some revenue.

    Becky, CPC

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    Do you use a 25 modifier?

    Michele, CPC

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    In our office we bill the office visit along with 87804 no modifier need it.

    Hope this may help.
    Mildred Nieves, CPC

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