Cardiology Question for the Week of December 14, 2015

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A coronary computed tomographic angiography (CTA) was ordered, but the patient’s initial calcium score was too high, and the rest of the CTA was canceled. Do we code 75574-52 or 75571?

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Check with your payer for specific instructions. Some payers require you to assign the following code but consider this to be a non-covered exam.  

75571CT, heart, without contrast material, with quantitative evaluation of coronary calcium

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