Pharmacy Question for the Week of August 26, 2019

Pharmacy Compliance Question of the Week


What code should I report for the administration of a radioisotope on its own?


The administration of the radioisotope itself would be reported by code 79445. This may be reported by the interventional radiologist, if he/she is an authorized user of the Y-90, or by a second physician.

79445 Radiopharmaceutical therapy, by intra-arterial particulate administration

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