Question Normal saline injection

Chelsea1

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Can you bill out for normal saline injection for a nuclear stress test? If the tech is just flushing the med or checking the IV during a persantine I would think it is not billable but I can not find any information on it.
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The services you describe above are integral to the procedure and are not separately billable. Here is from the NCCI manual:
1. The injection of a radiopharmaceutical is an integral component of a nuclear medicine procedure. CPT codes for vascular access (e.g., CPT code 36000) and injection of the radiopharmaceutical (e.g., CPT codes 96360-96376) are not separately reportable.
https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/NationalCorrectCodInitEd/index.html
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