Mindy Posted Tue 28th of December, 2010 17:47:15 PM
MY DR WANTS TO BILL AN 76880 TWICE. ONE IS FOR A MEDICAL CONDITION AND THE 2ND ONE (THE OTHER SIDE) IS FOR COMPARISON
CAN WE BILL FOR THIS?
SuperCoder Answered Wed 29th of December, 2010 07:24:33 AM
Need to contact your local contractor's policy. Even though LT and RT modifiers are allowed with 76880, but in practice it is avoided mostly, just coded once for either or both side.
But if a practice allows usage of modifiers like LT/RT, even in that case, we should not code for the side which is done for comparison, with the exception of local contractor's policy. So, need to contact local contractors if they specifically want us to bill for the side ultrasound done just for the sake of comparison.