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Stroboscopy CPT 31579

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

Hi Dora,

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.

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