1. B

    CPT Help!

    I used CPT code 32555 for ultrasound guided left thoracentesis. The radiologist drew out fluid and later did a 1 view chest xray and a view chest xray. I am certain that I am not supposed to bill the chest xrays with this code. But need to get more opinions for the physician. Thanks!
  2. M

    New Radiology Codes - HELP !!!!!

    Absolutely do not see any new radiology codes that replace 73500, 73510 or 73520. All new codes include pelvis view. What do we use if we do NOT take AP pelvis? If we just take one view of hip, what is the correct code?? Also, with new code 73501, how do you take a unilateral hip with...
  3. D

    Implant billing

    My ASC has always had trouble getting paid for implants.. One problem I am faced with is that it is my understanding Medicare's definition of an implant is a device that replaces a body part. ex- prosthetic hip /knee .... Our payer contracts include the "words" implant reimbursement at a...
  4. S

    Radiology modifier 59 questions

    I have some questions on the proper use of modifier 59 in regards to Radiology. Is it correct that when you have multiple views of an area and single on the same day that modifier 59 is the appropriate modifier to use? Also, in regards to 72020 and for example 72100, is it appropriate to...
  5. berickson

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