Author Topic: billing 2 body parts on the same day  (Read 100 times)


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billing 2 body parts on the same day
« on: February 27, 2018, 08:47:22 AM »
I work at a Physical Therapy practice and we are getting an influx of patients who need to be seen for 2 separate body parts and want to do so in the same visit.  This seems to always cause a billing nightmare and most often get denied for duplicate claims because we create a separate case for each body part so they go out on 2 different claim forms.  Our PT doesn't want to inconvenience our patients by asking them to come on different days.  Anyone else have this issue and found an easy way to resolve it?


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Re: billing 2 body parts on the same day
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2018, 10:13:07 AM »
I would bill them on the same claim, but showing the dxs for the different body parts on the appropriate lines.  I would also use the appropriate modifier to indicate that the services are separate.  With that being said, they still will most likely be denied.  You can appeal them with notes and an explanation, but it may not help.  Another option is to contact the insurance ahead of time and ask if there is anyway to treat the patient for both issues on the same date.  They may authorize it that way, avoiding the denial.
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