Radiology

Radiology Question for the Week of September 2, 2019

Radiology Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Can we bill for injecting the nuclear medicine tracer Tc99m sestamibi prior to a patient having surgery? No imaging will be done, just the injection.

Answer:

Look at code 78808, which is designed just for this situation.

78808 Injection procedure for radiopharmaceutical localization by non-imaging probe study, intravenous (e.g., parathyroid adenoma)