Results 1 to 6 of 6

stat test modifier

  1. Default stat test modifier
    Exam Training Packages
    We are having a problem with Optimum Choice denying our CLIA waived lab tests for not using appropriate laboratory (labcorp or equivalent). Our UHC rep said we should append modifier to show we are ordering STAT tests.

    We mainly bill for urine dips and quick strep tests to determine if there is an infection warranting antibiotics. Would ET (emergency services) be appropriate or anybody have any other ideas?

    Thanks so much,

    Megan Barber, CPC

  2. #2
    North Carolina
    Do you think they're looking for S3600?

  3. Default
    I don't think S3600 would necessarily be appropriate mainly because we are not just a stat lab charge, we are doing it in the office.

    THanks for the input!


  4. Default
    Sorry...meant to say we are not just ORDERING a stat lab test, we are doing it in the office that day.

  5. #5
    North Carolina
    Makes sense...I looked at all the modifiers and ET seems to be the better fit. Maybe someone else will chime in.

  6. Default
    Thanks again!

Similar Threads

  1. What is a stat modifier?
    By KahlynnL in forum Diagnosis Coding
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-04-2012, 12:50 PM
  2. Need dx stat !!
    By MsMaddy in forum Family Practice
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-22-2009, 06:48 AM
  3. Need help stat !!
    By MsMaddy in forum Diagnosis Coding
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-21-2009, 04:17 PM
  4. Need dx stat !! -need to send authorization
    By MsMaddy in forum Family Practice
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-21-2009, 03:40 PM
  5. Need help stat!
    By MsMaddy in forum Family Practice
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-09-2009, 09:09 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.