Radiology Question for the Week of March 14, 2016

Question:

Regarding the use of low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) for lung cancer screening, I know that the physician who counseled the patient and ordered the screening would bill G0296, and the radiologist would bill G0297. What is required on the radiologist’s report for this service?

Answer:

The best place to find your answer would be in transmittal R3374, which is available at https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Transmittals/Downloads/R3374CP.pdf. It includes the official claims processing, coding and billing instructions issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 

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