Radiology Question for the Week of May 9, 2016

Question:

During a hepatobiliary scan, we administer morphine if the gallbladder doesn’t show. Should we report 78226 or 78227?

Answer:

You would report the following code: 

78227 Hepatobiliary system imaging, including gallbladder when present; with pharmacologic intervention, including quantitative measurement(s) when performed 

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