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Coding => Coding => Topic started by: avista on April 22, 2008, 01:00:23 PM

Title: Chiropractic coding
Post by: avista on April 22, 2008, 01:00:23 PM
I have a question regading the use of 98943-51 code for extra spinal.  I know this is the correct code and modifier to be billed with a 98940.  However, do I use the same modifier if I am billing it with a 98941.  I can't find any information saying otherwise, but the insurance company is denying.
Thanks for any help
Title: Re: Chiropractic coding
Post by: Michele on April 22, 2008, 09:27:47 PM
The 51 modifier would be appropriate with both the 98940 and the 98941.  The insurance company that is denying must be denying for a different reason, such as a policy exclusion, or specific carrier guideline.  I would call customer service and ask for an explanation of the denial.  Possible even appeal the denial of the charge.

Good luck
Michele