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    Our Family Practice had a patient come in for a TB skin test, 86580, but did not return to have it read. Can we still bill for the administration of the test without a result in the chart?

    Thanks for your help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanwem View Post
    Our Family Practice had a patient come in for a TB skin test, 86580, but did not return to have it read. Can we still bill for the administration of the test without a result in the chart?

    Thanks for your help!
    You could bill it with a 52 modifier to indicate the test was not completed, but you did use the supplies to administer the test.
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC

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