What is the correct way to bill for a three-phase bone scan and a SPECT scan performed on the same day? My research indicates that if the three-phase scan is bundled into the SPECT scan, it can be billed with a modifier. Is this correct?
According to the Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), you should bill either one of the following codes, but not both.
|78315||Bone and/or joint imaging; 3 phase study|
|78320||Bone and/or joint imaging; tomographic (SPECT)|