Nuclear Medicine Question for the Week of September 21, 2015

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Can you provide the HCPCS code for I-131 radioisotope therapeutic and tell me whether it is coded per millicurie?

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There are two codes: one for capsule and one for solution, and both are per millicurie.

A9517 Iodine I-131 sodium iodide capsule(s), therapeutic, per millicurie

A9530 Iodine I-131 sodium iodide solution, therapeutic, per millicurie

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