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    Question urinalysis

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    Is anyone having trouble with 81002 being denied as included with procedure....even an office visit?

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    Yes with MCR, MDCD, and many commercial insurance companies such as BCTX, UMR, AETNA. They will not pay for a UA of any kind that is done the same day as an office visit or offic procedure.

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    Apr 2007
    Woodbridge, VA


    What is the insurance carrier? We find that when we bill level 4 & 5 E&M, usually an ins won't pay. But with some carriers such as Aetna, the u/a will be paid if you attach -25 modifier to the E&M.

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