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    Default X-rays during post op

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    Does anyone know if x-rays are covered under the post op period? Since the the E/M visit is covered we don't collect a copay, but if the x-rays aren't covered; should we collect the copays?

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    Yes you can bill for X-rays during the post op period they are not included in the global fee for surgery. As for collecting copays for X-rays it depends on the patient’s insurance plan whether or not they require copays on diagnostic tests. Usually they don't, but occasionally you will find one that does charge copays.

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    I previously worked for a large orthopedic practice and I agree with KateW 100%.

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