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coding help
« on: February 08, 2011, 10:09:55 AM »
we are billing for outpatient facility, we are getting denied by certain insurance for codes a4550 and a4649, does anyone know if any insurance cover these codes, if we need a specific modifier.  thanks Sue


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Re: coding help
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2011, 11:18:32 AM »
Hard to tell without more info, but usually surgical trays and supplies are considered included with the other services.

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Re: coding help
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2011, 08:03:52 PM »
I have used both of these codes successfully, also billing for an outpatient facility.  You will need to send a list of the supplies you are including in this code to the insurance company with a letter of explanation.  Not all will reimburse the code--even with the list and letter--but many will.

Kelli Sugihara, CPMB
Midwife Billing & Business, LLC