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?

Radiology Question for the Week of January 23, 2017

Question:

I am confused about hip studies when both left and right exams are done. I currently have two reports for the same patient and the same encounter for hip exams. One accession number is ordered as a left hip, two to three views. Dictation is one image of the left hip with a pelvis. The second accession number is for a right hip, single view. Dictation states single view of the right hip. Should these reports be combined into CPT code 73502 regardless of how they were ordered?