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Old 10-27-2010, 10:32 AM
nparmele nparmele is offline
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Question 80400 acth with 82533 - Modifier?

How do you code 80400 with 82533? Patient had 80400 (for adrenal insufficiency) Under this cpt code is the note "This panel must include the following: Cortisol (82533 x 2)

The patient's blood was drawn 3 times: 0, 30 minutes, 60 minutes
So, I believe that I need to use 82533 x3

3M tells me that 82533 is a component of 80400 and can be billed with the correct modifier. Is -.91 the correct modifier?
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:18 AM
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Default 82533


Did you ever get an answer to this? I am working on a denial for a similar issue.

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Old 08-12-2014, 05:24 PM
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Shouldn't 82533 be included in the 80400? Hence, you code 80400, 80400-91, etc.
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Old 08-17-2014, 08:23 PM
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You will need to use the 59 modifier when using 82533 with panel code 80400.
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