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    What is considered proper practice in this situation? We have several insurance companies who vary greatly in what services they will cover. Such as a pap with an E&M visit, a surgery tray with an EMC, a family planning visit during the post partum period. Is it proper to bill every service done without thought to a specific insurance contract and let the insurance deny services as per contract? Or is proper to bill services as an insurance contract states they will be paid?
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    I would code and bill what was performed, regardless what you have in your contract with insurance.

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    I would bill everything but if you are seeing a pattern on a certain code with a certain insurance company, you might want to contact the insurance rep or insurance company themselves and get something in writting.

    I don't know if your practice keeps a report on denials or not. But the higher the denials on the books the worse the report looks. Something to think about.

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