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APC Payment Insider, August 2009

APC Payment Insider, August 1, 2009

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In this issue we look at six questions you should ask when you evaluate coder productivity.
Inside:
• Blood collection: Package with infusion when performed same day
• Discontinued: Use modifier -74 only if none of the planned procedures are performed
• Lumbar myelograms: Charging for procedure not performed is inappropriate
• Lumbar myelograms: Note whether study is with or without contrast
• MRIs: Note details when coding extremities
• Status indicators Q1, Q2, Q3: Know when to add modifier -25

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