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    ? we referred to dermatologist. Pt came here for removal of mole but we didn’t do anything , just referred. All the documentation says is "mole changes."
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
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    I work for a group who owns a radiology facility.
    They own the facility and the equipment.

    We bill globally for all but our Echo's which is ready by a cardiologist.

    We contract with a radiologist to read all our reports and bill globally this way.

    If we have to send a test out to be read and that radiologist isn't contracted to read for us then we use a TC modifier and the radiologist bills for the PC.
    Thanks.

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    If you look up mole in the in the alphabetic list of ICD it refers you to Neoplasm, skin, benign, from there you can check the neoplasm table for the specific site. This may be a case where you will need to query the provider for more information (such as the exact site of the mole, and his suspicions about it). If he feels there are changes you may be able to use Neoplasm, skin (specified site), unspecified behavior. Hope this helps.
    Last edited by dclark7; 07-11-2008 at 01:44 PM. Reason: spelling error

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    Thanks so very much for the info. I appreciate your help.
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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