RAD coding HELP!!

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Hello,
There were new 2016 CPT codes added for x-ray of neck (72040), thoracic, (72070), and lumbosacral (72100) spine. The new codes 72081-72084 are to lump them together for (e.g.- scoliosis study). I have a patient that was in a car wreck, so they ran all three x-rays. Do I use the new 7208_ codes, or keep listing them all out separately. Thanks for any help,
 

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spine codes

You would only use the scoliosis section of codes if that was the indication for the exam. If these were done due to a MVA and they dictate a technique for each area you would code each spine section separately according to the number of views in each area.

For example:
72040 for cervical 2 or 3 views
72070 for thoracic 2 views
72100 for lumbar 2 or 3 views

If more views were done look at higher level codes in each section.
 
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