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Injection first, consult a week later

Leon Posted Tue 04th of June, 2013 20:59:19 PM

We are seeing a patient for injection only today (urgent fit-in)and will do the consultation next week. Will the consult be payable? Do we need to use modifiers for either or both the injection code and the consult?

SuperCoder Answered Wed 05th of June, 2013 07:04:10 AM

You can bill the injection code (and a HCPCS code for the drug supply) today, and a consult code (based on your consultation service) the next week. No modifier is required. The same injection code cannot be reported next week along with consult since you will bill it today only.

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