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Orthopedic Coding Alert


How to Make Your X-Rays During the Global Period Claims Picture Perfect

Find out when to apply modifier 76. Myth:  X-rays that you shoot or interpret during the global period are not billable to Medicare because payers include these charges in the surgical package. Reality: Practices that don’t bill their x-ray charges are throwing away thousands of dollars in rightful reimbursement. Scenario: An established patient reports to your office with pain, swelling, [...]

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