The reduced payment you're seeing is likely due to a multiple surgical procedure payment policy, in which they pay 1 unit @ 100% of the allowable, and the additional units @ 50% of the allowable. If you weren't paid at least 1.5 times your allowed amount for one unit, then you've got a problem. Otherwise, they probably saved you money in the long run by doing it that way (from costs of following up).
Watch out for rebundling of labs to a panel, if you don't have all of the parts to the panels billed, or for strange allowable payments (I've seen payors try to bundle 80061 & 83721/59, and pay them as a single service, for example. Tsk, tsk...). Also, check your payor's website for their MSP policy, so you can know how much to expect when you bill out multiple procedures in the same day, in the future. Hope that helps!
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