Radiology Question for the Week of July 3, 2017

Question:

The description for the tomosynthesis code 77063 is “screening digital breast tomosynthesis, bilateral.” If only a unilateral is perform, do we add a 52 modifier to this code?

Answer:

Yes, if unilateral screening is performed, report with the -52 modifier (just as you do with the screening mammogram).

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