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    what hcpcs code would you use for screws, anchors, pins?

    our facility is non-participating, & we were recently told by an auditor that we should use L8699 not the C codes but these are really for outpatient hospitals????

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    I work for an ASC and I also use the L8699.

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    thank you!

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    I code for 11 ASC's and I use C1713. Some payors do not want us to use the "c" codes and ask for the L8699.

    What was the auditors justification for using the L8699?

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    She looked at our EOB's from multiple carriers and saw that we never usually got paid when we billed the C code but upon her suggestion when we started to bill the L8699 code we usually always got paid. Aren't these codes usually used for outpatient hospital setting anyway??

    thanks by the way for your input!!!

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    yes they are, its the carriers. I wish they would all get on the same page!!

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