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Flu Coding

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    Barren River Area
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    Does anyone else test for multiple Flu types? We test for two types and bill two 87804's, one with a 59 modifier. The problem we have is not with reimbursement or the insurance company, it's the patients and parents who call complaining we billed them twice for a flu test.

    Does anyone else have this problem and how do you handle it?

    Thank you

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    We also bill for multiple flu tests as you stated in your post. I have had a couple of patients call asking if they have been billed twice for the same test. I explain to them that we are testing for 2 different strains of the flu; therefore, there are 2 separate charges--one for each test.

    I hope this helps!
    Teresa Collins, CPC

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