This may just be Blue Shield of California, I am not sure, but they have been bundling my urine dips (81002) into the office visit recently.
So, public service announcement, bill your UAs to Blue Shield with a 25 modifier on the office visit and a 59 modifier on the 81002 as in the example below.
B34.4 Z68.28 Z51.89 99213 – 25
R10.9 81002 – 59
Also make sure that your code is set up to be a “lab” code and that your CLIA prints on it properly. Some of my providers have run into issues with that.
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