Radiology Question for the Week of December 21, 2015

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We have a report for a computed tomography (CT) of the entire lower extremity: hip, femur, knee, tibia/fibula, and ankle. Can we charge code 73700 (CT, lower extremity; without contrast material) more than once? 

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No, one extremity = one code. Unlike the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) extremity codes, the CT extremity codes do not break down into joint vs. non-joint codes.

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