Does code 78072 include CT for both attenuation correction and anatomic localization? Can we charge separately for diagnostic CT imaging?
This code does include CT for both attenuation correction and anatomic localization (i.e., fusion imaging). Do not charge separately for diagnostic CT imaging unless a full and complete diagnostic CT scan (i.e., not just fusion imaging) is ordered and performed. If a full and complete diagnostic CT is separately ordered, medically necessary, and performed, assign the anatomic site-specific CT code, append the CT code with modifier 59, in addition to the appropriate parathyroid imaging code.
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