General Compliance Question of the Week

General Question for the Week of August 17, 2020

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Question:

We are wondering if you would provide some guidance regarding the use of CPT code 77071 – ‘Manual application of stress performed by a physician or other qualified health care professional for joint radiography…’? When stress imaging of a joint is performed, in order to charge for 77071 (as well as the joint /anatomic site and # of views) is it necessary that the report specifically document who applied the stress, similar to the ultrasound of infant hips with manipulation (76885)?