Compliance Question of the Week

For the Week of September 21, 2020

Cardiology

Cardiology Question for the Week of September 21, 2020

Question:

May we report code 0482T (absolute quantification) along with the new cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) codes in 2020?

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Laboratory

Laboratory Question for the Week of September 21, 2020

Question:

Can we perform repeat organ and disease-oriented panel procedures on a single day of service?

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Pharmacy

Pharmacy Question for the Week of September 21, 2020

Question:

Can we use hydration codes to report drug infusion?

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Radiology

Radiology Question for the Week of September 21, 2020

Question:

What are the anticipated changes to percutaneous core needle lung biopsy?

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Respiratory

Respiratory Question for the Week of September 21, 2020

Question:

Do you have any advice for billing oximetry trend studies?

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General

General Question for the Week of September 21, 2020

Question:

A progress note from our nurse practitioner (NP) indicated that she was called by nursing to see a patient due to “unequal pupils.” The NP ordered a CT/CTA to rule out associated dissection or blood clot post angiogram earlier today. Would it be correct to assign a diagnosis code for unequal pupils as primary?

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