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Coding => Coding => Topic started by: AZbiller on May 22, 2012, 03:17:43 PM

Title: 81000 being denied
Post by: AZbiller on May 22, 2012, 03:17:43 PM
Medicare has denied procedure code 81000 as missing/incomplete/invalid referring
provider primary identifier. We are the patients primary care physician. We did the
urine dip stick as the patient was having symptoms of a urinary tract infection.

I have called Medicare and they were so rude! The rep told me that I need to call another
number which she provided, but when I called it was an automated service that gave me
the same information on the Medicare EOB.

Title: Re: 81000 being denied
Post by: Michele on May 24, 2012, 10:07:56 AM
Are you sure the 81000 is the correct cpt code?  Is it possible the 81002 is the correct code for the service you are doing?