Radiology

Radiology Question for the Week of October 28, 2019

Radiology Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

How are myocardial PET codes being revised for 2020?

Answer:

Myocardial PET codes 78459, 78491, and 78492 underwent description revisions to include ventricular wall motion and ejection fraction, when performed

78459 Myocardial imaging, positron emission tomography (PET), metabolic evaluation study (including ventricular wall motion[s] and/or ejection fraction[s], when performed), single study
78491 Myocardial imaging, positron emission tomography (PET), perfusion study (including ventricular wall motion[s] and/ or ejection fraction[s], when performed) single study, at rest or stress (exercise or pharmacologic)
78492 Myocardial imaging, positron emission tomography (PET), perfusion study (including ventricular wall motion[s] and/or ejection fraction[s], when performed); multiple studies at rest and stress (exercise or pharmacologic)

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