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    Exclamation Modifier 76 for Blood Draw

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    Odd question here.....

    If a patient presents for a lab draw for a GTT and we perform three different veinpunctures for the GTT (one an hour for three hours), would you use modifier 76 on code 36415 and report

    36415 76
    36415 76 ?

    or would you just report 36415 x 3?

    Pardon my ignorance here as this may seem like a dumb question to some of you.
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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    Lubbock, TX


    I'm not sure that a modifier is required, but to avoid a duplicate charge denial, I'd probably go with the 76 on the additional 36415's. They're more than likely going to deny as incidental to the labs, anyways, but I think that's your best shot. Hope that helps!

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    Thanks so much Brandi!

    I should note here that we are only drawing the blood for the GTT. The actual test is being performed by an outside lab.
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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    we used unit for medicare & paid

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    Thanks so much southbaymed!
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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