Nuclear Medicine Question for the Week of February 13, 2017

Question:

Question:

When billing CPT® 78608 for dementia, is modifier PI or PS required?

Answer:

Answer:

No, modifiers PI and PS are used on claims for positron emission tomography (PET) for oncologic indications only. If a brain PET is performed for dementia, assign the following code without modifiers PI or PS:

78608 Brain imaging, positron emission tomography (PET); metabolic evaluation

If a brain PET is performed for cancer, then PI or PS would be required with 78608.