Radiology Question for the Week of December 26, 2016

Question:

Question:

We have a patient who is scheduled for a computed tomography (CT), pelvis. She had an abscess drainage catheter in place, and her physician requested that we inject contrast through the catheter to scan the pelvis. How would we report this?

Answer:

Answer:

You would report code 49424 for the injection of contrast into the drainage catheter, along with code 72192 for CT of the pelvis without intravenous (IV) contrast.

49424 Contrast injection for assessment of abscess or cyst via previously placed drainage catheter or tube (separate procedure)
72192 Computed tomography, pelvis; without contrast material