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    Could anyone tell me which insurance plans recognize modifier 33 and which plan use modifier PT when a screening colonoscopy turns to a diagnostic procedure.? I know CBC products accept modifier PT. Thank you

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    Apr 2007
    Charlotte, NC


    PT is for Medicare

    33 is for all others

    I had no luck this past year getting anyone to recognize the 33. Every claim I put the 33 on came back.

    Of course I started with it in June and stopped in mid-July.

    My manager has talked with NC BCBS but has not relayed that info to me. I had read that the 33 would be more welcomed with the start of the new year, but I'm waiting to hear myself.

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