Marquette Posted Fri 13th of November, 2015 14:45:55 PM
If a patient had a stroboscopy procedure (CPT 31579) performed at a remote physician's office and later goes to a speech pathologist at a different location and the very same procedure is performed. Will both healthcare providers, the physician and speech pathologist, each receive separate reimbursement?
SuperCoder Answered Mon 16th of November, 2015 08:22:56 AM
Thanks for your query
If both procedures done on the same day, then you can code then with modifier -77 for the next procedure.
I.e. 31579 (first line) and 31579-77 (Second line).
Marquette Posted Tue 17th of November, 2015 18:24:03 PM
So does that mean both healthcare providers are entitled for reimbursement?
What if the procedure was not performed the very same day?
SuperCoder Answered Wed 18th of November, 2015 06:59:52 AM
I apology for my previous response, it was my misunderstanding.
CPT 31579 does have 0 day global period and the procedure was performed two different locations, so you can use CPT 31579 for both physician and speech pathologist separately.