Pharmacy Question for the Week of March 4, 2019

Pharmacy Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

What code should I consider reporting for a radioisotope such as Y-90 as part of an embolization?

Answer:

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

79445 Radiopharmaceutical therapy, by intra-arterial particulate administration

 

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