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    I am not getting Medicare to pay our Primary doctors for a pre-op that includes chest xray and ekg for the surgeon...any tips?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gherimichele View Post
    I am not getting Medicare to pay our Primary doctors for a pre-op that includes chest xray and ekg for the surgeon...any tips?
    How are you billing it? If it's a different physician, then you should be able to get reimbursed...

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    I am billing a 99214 or 5 with a chest xray and ekg. dx code v72.81 and v72.82 v72.83 Its not a sick visit so I can't use a sick dx.

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    I bill mine with V7283 on all & get paid


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    Quote Originally Posted by gherimichele View Post
    I am billing a 99214 or 5 with a chest xray and ekg. dx code v72.81 and v72.82 v72.83 Its not a sick visit so I can't use a sick dx.
    Your answer's in here:
    http://www.medicarenhic.com/provider...llingGuide.pdf

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    yOU ARE ONLY USING v72.83 WITH NO OTHER DX CODE?

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    Ok got it. Just talked to our carrier....some carriers may be different but ours stated...Bill E/M and tests for PreOp with V72.83 then dx code for surgery then any other dx's affecting the patient ie: COPD HTN DM. Thanks for everyone's help. I'll try it.

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