Pharmacy

Pharmacy Question for the Week of May 13, 2019

Question:

Can radioisotope Y-90 be reported with code 79445?

Answer:

When a radioisotope such as Y-90 is injected as part of an embolization, codes such as 79445 may be assigned.

79445 Radiopharmaceutical therapy, by intra-arterial particulate administration

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