Radiology Question for the Week of November 21, 2016

Question:

Question:

Our protocol for Judet views is an anteroposterior (AP) pelvis and both Judet views for which we assign CPT® code 72190 (radiologic examination, pelvis; complete, minimum of 3 views). Our order for inlet and outlet views is AP pelvis and inlet and outlet views, also CPT code 72190. We had an orthopedic doctor request an AP pelvis with inlet and outlet views, as well as Judet views. Can we charge for both exams with a modifier, or should everything go under 72190?

Answer:

Answer:

They all are included in code 72190 and, per the description, and should be billed once whether there were three views or 10 views of the pelvis.