Radiology Question for the Week of February 20, 2017

Question:

We are going to begin offering CT Colonography at our facility. I’ve found CPT code 74261–74263 for the procedure, but I can’t find anything for Tagitol™ V (Barium Sulfate Suspension 40% w/v, 30% w/w) Stool Tagging Agent that we will be giving the patient to take the day before. Can you tell me what code to use?

Ultrasound Question for the Week of February 13, 2017

Question:

When billed with an echocardiogram, LUMASON® (sulfur hexafluoride lipid-type A microspheres) for injectable suspension, for intravenous use or intravesical use code Q9950 has pass-through status and is separately paid to outpatient hospitals. When billed with liver ultrasound code 76705, will it also be paid separately?