Radiology Question for the Week of July 4, 2016

Question:

When billing CPT 78608 for dementia, is modifier PI or PS required?

Answer:

No, modifiers PI and PS are used on claims for positron emission tomography (PET) for oncologic indications only. If a brain PET is performed for dementia, modifiers PI or PS would not be applied to code 78608 (brain imaging, PET; metabolic evaluation). If a brain PET is performed for cancer, then PI or PS would be required with 78608.

 

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