CPT code 78481, CPT code 78483, CPT code 78472, CPT code 78473, CPT code 78494, and CPT code 78496 (2021)

CPT code 78481, CPT code 78483, CPT code 78472, CPT code 78473, CPT code 78494, and CPT code 78496 (2021)

Cardiac blood pool imaging also known as Radionuclide ventriculography is one of the most widely used techniques for evaluating ventricular function. This essentially noninvasive method of assessing ventricular function can be easily performed and provides a reproducible, accurate evaluation of both right ventricular and left ventricular function. Currently, there are two techniques for assessment of…

Reporting Diagnostic Endoscopy along with Laproscopic, Open procedure and Surgical Endoscopy

Reporting Diagnostic Endoscopy along with Laproscopic, Open procedure and Surgical Endoscopy

Reporting Diagnostic Endoscopy and Laparoscopy on the same day If a diagnostic scout endoscopy leads to the performance of a laparoscopic or open procedure, the diagnostic endoscopy may be separately reportable.  Modifier 58 may be reported to indicate that the diagnostic endoscopy and non-endoscopic therapeutic procedures were staged or planned procedures.  The medical record must…

Reporting Biopsy along with Fine needle aspiration (FNA) (CPT codes 10021, 10022) on the same day

Reporting Biopsy along with Fine needle aspiration (FNA) (CPT codes 10021, 10022) on the same day

Fine needle aspiration (FNA) (CPT codes 10021, 10022 CPT) should not be reported with another biopsy procedure code for the same lesion unless one specimen is inadequate for diagnosis. For example, a FNA specimen is usually examined for adequacy when the specimen is aspirated. If the specimen is adequate for diagnosis, it is not necessary…

List Of CPT Codes For Radiopharmaceuticals (2021)

List Of CPT Codes For Radiopharmaceuticals (2021)

Radiopharmaceuticals are used in the field of nuclear medicine as tracers in the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases. Many radiopharmaceuticals use technetium-99m (Tc-99m) which has many useful properties as a gamma-emitting tracer nuclide. In the book Technetium a total of 31 different radiopharmaceuticals based on Tc-99m are listed for imaging and functional studies of…

Date of service (DOS) for Care Plan Oversight services (CPO) – G0181

Date of service (DOS) for Care Plan Oversight services (CPO) – G0181

The CPO code, G0181 descriptor reads as follows: Physician Supervision of a patient under care of Medicare covered home health agency (patient not present) requiring complex and multidisciplinary care modalities involving regular physician development, and/or revision of care plans, review of subsequent reports of patient status, review of laboratory and other studies, communication (including telephone…