Nuclear Medicine Question for the Week of November 23, 2015

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Can you tell me if we can bill a nuclear medicine bone scan with flow together?

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A flow study is part of the procedure described by 78315 (along with planar imaging and blood pool). It would not be appropriate to assign code 78445 along with a bone scan (78300, 78305, 78306).

78315Bone and/or joint imaging; 3 phase study

78445Non-cardiac vascular flow imaging (i.e., angiography, venography)  

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