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Sylvia Posted Tue 21st of February, 2017 19:01:14 PM
I do billing as a third party for drug screening i like to use your advise the way should be correct G0483 with modifier 51 82542 with mod 91 51 82570 91 51 83986 91 51 81003 91 51 can you please correct me if i am mistaken , thanks
SuperCoder Answered Wed 22nd of February, 2017 03:12:35 AM

Hi Sylvia,


Thanks for your query. Greetings!


Specimen validity testing is not eligible to be separately billed under any procedure codes (e.g. 81000, 81001, 81002, 81003, 81005, 81099, 82570, 83986, or any other code). This is because for all codes in range 80305 – 80307 & G0480 – G0483, the code description indicates that this testing is included if it was performed.


Moreover code G0483 has CCI edits with all other codes mentioned by you. So you cannot code these with G0483. Please report only one code i.e. G0483 because it includes the services performed in other codes.


Please feel free to write if you have any concern or questions.



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