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wharta

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multiple charges
« on: January 12, 2010, 10:58:00 AM »
I have a encounter form with dates of service from the 16th to the 1st. Can I split this up and make 2 seperate claims for all the procedures or can I just add each unit for the code such as 99223- 5 units and put the date range as the 09162009-10012009?

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Re: multiple charges
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2010, 09:55:58 AM »
There was a blurb in BC Advantage last month regarding this exact thing.  And they said the same thing I will say here - you stand a better chance of getting the services paid if you split each visit out on a separate line.  Many insurance carriers do not process them correctly when you will them with a unit greater than 1.  Seems like it should work, but it doesn't.  JMO

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Re: multiple charges
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2010, 01:27:38 PM »
Thanks, so I can just make maybe 3 seperate claims for the same continious service? Just change the hospitalization date to reflect the line items?

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Re: multiple charges
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2010, 05:47:22 PM »
You will want to bill a separate line for each date of service.  It will take a few cms forms since you can only fit 6 lines on a claim.

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Re: multiple charges
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2010, 01:11:24 PM »
So i can just make different claims? Do i need to change the hospitalization dates to the ones that are reflected  in the procedures or do i keep that the same?

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Re: multiple charges
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2010, 10:14:02 AM »
I would put the admission date thru the discharge date (if discharged) on each claim.

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