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Old 04-19-2010, 05:26 PM
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Exclamation Need Help on 76140

Hi To All,
Does anyone knows any replacement code for 76140 in billing for Medicare,
76140 --Consultation on x-ray examination made elsewhere, written report to Medicare.
MC is not considering this as a valid CPT any longer since it is a "consultation"
what code could we use then??

I do appreciate all the help the you can give.

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Old 04-20-2010, 11:53 AM
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I'm not sure if MC = Medicare, but Medicare has not paid for this code in the past.

Medicare does not pay for an overread on an x-ray as it is not considered medically necessary. This would be included in the E/M service if applicable.
Amy Bishard, BA, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, CCS, RCC
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