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CT HEAD

Lara Posted Mon 22nd of February, 2010 18:06:35 PM

I would like to know if you can bill CT head twice done the same day both w/o contrast but it was performed by two different doctors.

Also, CT Extremity done twice the same day but same dr. Can i bill that twice?

SuperCoder Answered Tue 23rd of February, 2010 09:54:54 AM

Bill CT head w/o contrast (70450) twice on a single day. While coding the 2nd time on the same day, append modifier 77 to the CPT code to indicate that the repeat Px was performed by different doctor.

Similarly, bill CT extremity twice on the same day, but append modifier 76 to the 2nd time CPT, to show that it was repeated on same day, by the same doctor.

Make sure that in both the cases, you have supporting documents to prove the medical necessity of repeating the Px's on same day, in order to avoid any denial.

Lara Posted Tue 23rd of February, 2010 16:00:36 PM

Thank you very much :)

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