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X-ray modifiers

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    When you are billing for an x ray of a leg or an arm, do you have to put the modifier LT or RT if you are only billing for the one? I can see if you are x raying both legs and having to put a modifier. Can someone give me any advice?

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    you dont have to, the RT/LT are informational modifiers. We do it so that if there is a question we dont have to pull a chart to look, we can see it at a glance in our system.

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    While I do agree with Mary, I do caution. We have one carrier, in particular, that does not like RT/LT and rejects everytime. It really creates a mess when the primary carrier prefers RT/LT for bilateral procedures and this other carrier is the secondary. Just food for thought.....
    Rebecca CPC, CPMA, CEMC




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