Radiology Question for the Week of January 4, 2016

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Do you have the code for Cystografin®-Dilute? 

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Cystografin®-Dilute, which is assigned to Q9958, is a high-osmolar contrast material (HOCM), and as such will not be paid separately by Medicare for either hospital or non-hospital facilities.  Medicare considers the cost of HOCM included in the payment for the base procedure. 

Q9958High osmolar contrast material, up to 149 mg/ml iodine concentration, per ml

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