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  Whats the difference between the professional and technical coponents of radiological services
awells1
Whats the difference between the professional and technical coponents of radiological services
Posted:
Jun 5 2011, 7:18 PM

 
signaturedoc
re: Whats the difference between the professional and technical coponents of radiological services
Posted:
Jun 5 2011, 8:29 PM
Technical is the performance of the test, professional is the interpretation of the test

 
Deivakumarc
re: Whats the difference between the professional and technical coponents of radiological services
Posted:
Jun 6 2011, 9:35 AM
All the radiological services are inherent of both Technical and Professional component.

Professional Component is billed by the Physician with the modifier 26.

Technical component for the same CPT® is billed by Hospital with modifier TC.

 
marielewis
re: Whats the difference between the professional and technical coponents of radiological services
Posted:
Jun 22 2011, 11:22 AM
TC is billed by whomever owns the equipment. It doesn't have to be in a hospital setting. A physician could own their own equipment, or let other docotrs use it in his office- live an MRI machine.

26 is billed by the doctor who performs the interpretation and report portion of the service.

 
Mmeg23
re: Whats the difference between the professional and technical coponents of radiological services
Posted:
Jul 1 2011, 6:08 PM
Thanks for the info! I have one further question. If the physician DOES own the equipment, does he bill for both the professional AND the technical component? Would the CPT® code be split, billed once with each modifier (e.g. 76942,TC and 76942,26)? Or would the CPT® simply be billed as is, with no modifiers?

Thanks in advance!

 
rphelps
re: Whats the difference between the professional and technical coponents of radiological services
Posted:
Jul 5 2011, 10:42 AM
If physicians owns equipment and also does the interpretation then bill one code. The only payor I split with TC and 26 is Medicare.

 

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