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    Barren River Kentucky Chapter

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    ok my office does bronchs and i have always billed this code with 2 units with the correct modifers if it was done bilateral however mcd is telling me that I cannot bill more than one unit per day. I am so confused this is the way I have always billed it and do not understand if he does twice the procedure this should be correct. please help

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    According to the Medically Unlikely Edits (MUE), 31645 can only be billed once per day

    Hope this helps,

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