Compliance Question of the Week

For the Week of July 24, 2017

Cardiology

Cardiology Question for the Week of July 24, 2017

Question:

Can the department charge for pre- and post-TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement) hydration using CPT® 96360 and 96361? The patient sometimes received two hours of pre-hydration and three hours of post-hydration before and after the TAVR scan.

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Laboratory

Laboratory Question for the Week of July 24, 2017

Question:

In last week’s answer, you said that HCPCS code G0452 (molecular pathology procedure; physician interpretation and report) should be reported for medically reasonable and necessary interpretations of molecular pathology procedures by physicians. Can you provide guidelines for when it is appropriate to report?

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Pharmacy

Pharmacy Question for the Week of July 24, 2017

Question:

Does Medicare have any guidelines for hospital standing orders for medication administration?

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Radiology

Radiology Question for the Week of July 24, 2017

Question:

What work is typically included in a computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen and CT of the pelvis?

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Respiratory

Respiratory Question for the Week of July 24, 2017

Question:

How many times does Medicare allow CPT® code 94664 to be reported for demonstrating a nebulizer to a patient?

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General

General Question for the Week of July 24, 2017

Question:

When will CMS issue the Medicare proposed rule for physicians?

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