J2785 and locum

Hi List,
we have had locum tenens in the past. this time one of our medicaid
managed care insurances is denying J2785/Q6
stating inproper modifier,can anyone help?

Sarah Tupper, CMC
Billing Supervisor
Mohawk Valley Cardiology, PC
1676 Sunset Ave, 1st Floor
Utica, NY 13502
P: 315-624-8146
F: 315-624-8128


  • Depends on your carrier but I wouldn't use the Q6 on anything but a CPT code (E&M, injection, etc), not a supply code.

    Camille Laabs, CPC
    Hospital Billing Team Lead
    Pulse Heart Institute/Cardiac Study Center
    1901 S Cedar St  Ste 301
    Tacoma WA  98405
    253-572-7320 ext 3049
  • edited May 2017
    thank you all for the response, my provider rep stated she could not
    tell me how to bill it only that the modifier was wrong
  • edited May 2017
    what about testing?
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