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    I was denied payment for a urinalysis that was done stating that it is "included in another procedure". The only other procedure was the office visit of 99213. I called and was told that I needed a "modifier" and that it began 2011. Does anyone know anything about this?

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    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    If the UA was performed for preventive services then you can append a 33 modifier otherwise it is inclusive to the office encounter.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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