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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Mobile, AL

    Question M26 and TC...

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    Dr is asking me if he can be paid anything additional for using his own ultrasound equipment during a procedure that is done OP, hospital...the procedures are
    37620 Interruption of Inferior Vena Cava bu suture,ligation....
    76937-US guidance for Vascular access....
    75940-Perc placement of IVC filter...
    This was done last year. Dr owns the equipment and is asking if he can use M26 and TC for the US????

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    If he owns the equipment and does the official interp with a separate report, then there is no modifier needed. Billing just the single code is billing for both parts. Hover with a 22 POS the payer may have questions.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Alexandria, LA


    if this is done at a hospital, he can't code the technical. If he uses his own equipment for some reason, he must make a deal with the hospital for them to pay him.

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