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    What is the correct way to bill if it is a x-ray is bilateral?? Does anyone know ive been told several diff things......

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    Depends on the payer. I bill them on two seperate lines with a LT and a RT modifier.

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    depends on the x-ray, the reason the bilateral exam was done and then payer requirements.

    Sometimes there is a bilateral code (such as 73520 for bilateral hips). If no bilateral code, code twice or with modifier 50 or -RT/-LT or with -59 on one, depending on payer preference.

    If the patient's problem is only on one side and the other side is imaged for comparison, the comparison side is not coded at al.

    Donna J Richmond

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