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Thread Topic: 81001/81003 with G0479
Topic Originator: Trina
Post Date May 13, 2016 @ 5:33 PM
81001/81003 with G0479

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I need clarification on the UA drug screen(G0479/G0480) and urinalysis (81001/81003). We are getting edits that the 81001/81003 needs modifier if documentation supports M/N. What types of things should we be looking for in the documentation to allow the use of modifier on the 81001/81003. It is typically the same specimen being used to run both tests. When reviewing the test results the Urinalysis with culture is fully being run. They aren't just doing ph, creatinine, nitrates that would be part of a validity test.

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