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Old 05-08-2009, 10:50 AM
sborpa sborpa is offline
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Default 31505 and E&M

I am covering for vacations here and need a little help,

Can I bill a 31505 with an E&M?

Thanks Much!
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Old 05-08-2009, 03:26 PM
FTessaBartels FTessaBartels is offline
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Default Reason for visit?

If the reason for the visit was to have the scope, NO.

If the reason for the visit was for whatever problem and the physician decided a diagnostic laryngoscopy was necessary to diagnosis the problem, then yes. Some payers will want a -25 modifier on the E/M.

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