Nuclear Medicine Question for the Week of July 18, 2016

Question:

Question:

During a hepatobiliary scan, we administer morphine if the gallbladder isn’t visualized. Should we report 78226 or 78227?

Answer:

Answer:

You would report the following code:

78227

Hepatobiliary system imaging, including gallbladder when present; with pharmacologic intervention, including quantitative measurement(s) when performed