Nuclear Medicine Question for the Week of February 15, 2016

Question:

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?

Answer

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. 

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