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Billing Professional Component

Tiffany Posted Mon 20th of August, 2012 13:39:02 PM

Billing Professional Component of a Diagnostic Test – Do we bill the date of exam or the date of interpretation (for Palmetto)?

SuperCoder Answered Mon 20th of August, 2012 17:18:22 PM

Its always the Date of Exam.

Per the June 2003 CPT Assistant:

"The appropriate date to report [a code for prolonged recording] is the date that the information is available for interpretation (ie, the date the recording device is removed).

The date of the [physician's] interpretation can vary depending on the physician, and does not reflect the date the device concluded recording the data."

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