Lena Posted Fri 20th of October, 2017 14:15:16 PM
What date of service would you use if your provider is administering the test on one date of service and then preparing and completing the interpretation and report on the following calendar date?
SuperCoder Answered Mon 23rd of October, 2017 06:03:44 AM
The date on which test has been performed is usually considered for billing purposes. However, at times, provider may bill the interpretation and report date as the billing date on the HCFA 1500 form. Insurance companies are generally ok paying in both ways. However, ensure you are not billing on both days. Your insurance provider will pay either of the dates, not both. This is one way of doing medical fraud. Please ensure you are billing for only one date (Test date OR Interpretation and report date).