Randi Posted Mon 05th of May, 2014 10:09:30 AM
Are we allowed to charge 99213 with 82948? If so, do we use a 25 modifier on the E&M? Or, is this something that is normally included with the visit?
SuperCoder Answered Mon 05th of May, 2014 17:10:42 PM
If your practice performs only a simple blood glucose test, you should report 82948 only. Diabetic patients sometimes come in just for lab visits to check the accuracy of their own blood glucose meters against the lab's results to make sure their meters are functioning properly. If a patient sees the physician for a blood glucose test as part of the visit, you can bill for the E/M service with modifier 25 and 82948.