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Orthopedic Coding Alert


Are Your Intraoperative X-Ray Claims Setting You up for Fraud Accusations?

You can only report modifier 26 for these—if anything at all.
If you perform x-rays during surgery, your op reports had better include an interpretation report, or you might be billing your insurer for services that you aren’t entitled to collect.
Orthopedists often order x-rays while in the operating room—for example, to confirm instrumentation placement—but the [...]

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