I am trying to figure out how to correctly bill bilateral knee images. Our physicians here do a lot of views standing, and knee sunrise showing both knees together, and then single views laterally of each knee. What is the correct way to count the views if 3 images of each leg is present? Would it be 73562 with the right and left modifiers or 73564 with no modifiers because you would really have only 4 actual xrays done.
How exactly do we bill an image classified as 73565, when it is with other bilateral images?
Sometimes the reason for the x-ray of the contra lateral knee is for comparison for our physician. So would it be correct to bill for the second knee if he is just using it for comparison? Any thoughts would be extremely helpful at this time!
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