Basic radiology question, shuntogram S&I

JenReyn99

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So I've got a question about shuntograms. My radiologists do the radiological interpretation all the time, but I'm not sure if that's enough to bill 75809. They do not do the injection procedure. Here's an example of the entire report I just received.
PROCEDURE: XR SHUNTOGRAM IMAGING

HISTORY: HEADACHES, VP SHUNT

FINDINGS: Shunt catheter tubing appears to be contiguous from intracranial location through the neck, into the soft tissues of the anterior chest and right abdomen. Distal end terminates in the mid pelvis.

IMPRESSION: No break in the shunt tubing identified.

Just trying to make sure I'm not miscoding these thanks for any help!
 

chembree

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This seems more like a shunt series vs a shuntogram. If no contrast injection is performed by any doctor this is reported using the appropriate x-ray codes describing which anatomical areas were imaged (e.g., skull, neck, chest, and/or abdomen). I suggest querying the doctor to clarify shunt series vs a shuntogram.
 
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