Don't have a TCI SuperCoder account yet? Become a Member >>

Regular Price: $24.95

Ask An Expert Starting at $24.95
Have a medical coding or compliance question? Don’t sacrifice your valuable time to endless research. Choose Ask an Expert to get clear answers from the TCI SuperCoder team. And here’s a tip for the budget-conscious: Select the 12-question pack to get the best rate per question!

Browse Past Questions By Specialty

+View all

Global Fee 26/TC

Tanya Posted Wed 19th of October, 2011 20:24:31 PM

We have a new Cardiologist who wants our Pulmonologist to interprete his chest xrays.

If the ordering and interpretating doctors are at the same place of service, in the same clinic, can they bill separately for the two fees: 71020-26; 71020-TC? Or is it billed under the interpretating physician as the global code 71020?


SuperCoder Answered Thu 20th of October, 2011 06:20:57 AM

The provider who interpreted the report can only bill for the professional part (mod 26) and if the equipment also is owned by him then he can bill with global and requires no modifier.

Related Topics