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X-RAY Coding

Lina Posted Thu 02nd of October, 2014 11:35:10 AM

PLEASE HELP ME CODE THESE X-RAY:

1.AP AND LATERAL VIEW SOF THE ELBOW WERE OBTAINED BILATERALLY
2.THE LEFT AND RIGHT SHOULDER WERE STUTDIED INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL ROTATION
3.AP, LATERAL AND OBLIQUE VIEWS OF THE RIGHT AND LEFT WRISTS WERE OBTAINED

73070 50
73110 50
73030 50
OR
73070LT
73070RT59
73110LT
73110RT59
73030LT
73030RT59

SuperCoder Answered Fri 03rd of October, 2014 07:14:56 AM

Thank you for your question.

Either scenario is okay, typically the payer will indicate if they accept Modifier 50 or prefer the LT/RT modifiers. Typically Workers Compensation will want the RT/LT, while many commercial payers will accept the modifier 50.

Lina Posted Mon 06th of October, 2014 10:45:31 AM

what about Medicare?

SuperCoder Answered Mon 06th of October, 2014 16:56:55 PM

Medicare prefers Modifier 50

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