tci Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement - 2011 Issue 16

Revenue Booster: Say Goodbye to X-Ray Denials With These Simple Tips

Palmetto providers: Add this 'history of' code to the list of covered conditions. If you provide X-ray services, consider this: A chest X-ray's global fee is only $25 or so. Multiply that $25 by the number of services you perform, however, and you'll quickly see how getting these claims right is important to your practice's financial health. Below, you'll find essential information for 71010 (Radiologic examination, chest; single view, frontal) and 71020 (Radiologic examination, chest, 2 views, frontal and lateral), including example services, typical supporting diagnosis codes, and advice on avoiding the most common causes of audit-related denials.A...

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