Radiology

Radiology Question for the Week of May 11, 2020

Radiology Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Can we assign an echo code when performing echocardiography for single-function guidance to assist in a code 33017 pericardial drainage procedure?

Answer:

If echocardiography (CPT 93303-93325) is used for the single function of guidance to assist in any of these (CPT® 33016-33019) drainage procedures, the echo codes may not also be assigned.


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