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Append Modifier 76 with Second X-Ray Claims

Question: Our physician obtained an X-ray after the orthopedic surgeon did manipulation for a closed fracture in the humeral condyle in elbow. The surgeon was not satisfied with the reduction and manipulated again. The post-reduction X-ray was then repeated. Our carrier is United Healthcare. We have been denied the second X-ray. What modifier can we submit for the second post-reduction X-rays? [...]

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