Nuclear Medicine Question for the Week of February 15, 2016


We use four syringes (4 doses) of sulfur colloid filtered for injection around the melanoma site for melanoma lymphoscintigraphy (with and without scan). Can we charge for A9541 x 4?


The billing unit for A9541 is “per study dose,” not per syringe, so even though you use four syringes, it is one study, and you can only charge A9541 x 1.