Nuclear Medicine Question for the Week of September 5, 2016

Question:

Question:

What CPT code(s) would you recommend to assign for the following study: cardiac planar +/- SPECT/CT using Tc99m-PYP for evaluation of cardiac amyloidosis?

Answer:

Answer:

According to the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR), the appropriate code is 78803—-radiopharmaceutical localization of tumor or distribution of radiopharmaceutical agent(s); tomographic (SPECT).