The X-rays have probably already been read and interpreted (with appropriate report) by a radiologist. What you will do is give the physician additional data points for personally reviewing the X-rays ... this goes towards medical decision making.
If ... Big Red IF ... your physician IS going to be actually interpreting and writing a report, then you would code with the -26 modifier (profesional component) ... BUT you would NOT give him the extra credit on the E/M MDM data points (he's already getting compensated by billing for it).
Hope that helps.
F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
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