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Leigh Posted Fri 18th of October, 2013 11:06:08 AM

According to clinical examples in radiology volume 5 issue 2 spring 2009-- if a referring physician requests a formal second opinion of a previously reported exam and the consulting physician provides his or her opinion to the referring physician in a written report, the specific CPT code with a modifier 26 should be reported instead of 76140.

Our question is this: Should the DOS be of the initial exam? Or be the date we are doing the 2nd reading?

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SuperCoder Answered Fri 18th of October, 2013 17:58:27 PM

The DOS should be the date you are doing the 2nd reading.

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