Radiology Question for the Week of June 22, 2020

Radiology Compliance Question of the Week


It is appropriate to report code 76098 twice if two separate interpretative encounters occur?


If two separate specimens from the same lesion are separately submitted and interpreted at two separate interpretive encounters, it is appropriate to report code 76098 twice. If multiple specimens of the same lesion are simultaneously submitted without reference to time, code 76098 should be reported only once.

76098 Injection(s), Radiological examination, surgical specimen

This question was answered in our annual Breast Imaging, Biopsies and Other Procedures: Current Codes and Guidelines webcast. For more hot topics relating to radiology services, please visit our store or call us at 1.800.252.1578, ext. 2.

CPT© copyright 2020 American Medical Association (AMA). All rights reserved.

Fee schedules, relative value units, conversion factors and/or related components are not assigned by the AMA, are not part of CPT, and the AMA is not recommending their use. The AMA does not directly or indirectly practice medicine or dispense medical services. The AMA assumes no liability for data contained or not contained herein.

CPT is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association.