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    Our practice has added a physician who will be reading Cardiac MRIs. This is new to us as we have never billed these before. I have the code range as 75557-75565. I would like some help in identifying what are the necessary components of the reports I will need in order to bill these.

    Thanks,
    Glenn

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    75557 - Cardiac MRI without contrast

    75559 - With stress; Following dobutamine injection, which mimics the effects of exercise on the heart and induces ischemia, the physician evaluates the left ventricular (LV) wall's ability to move during physical stress.

    75561 - report for observation of cardiac function and morphology; with contrast materials

    if stress is performed with Cardiac MRI then:

    75563 - same as 75561 but with stress (includes contrast)

    +75565 - with velocity flow mapping (add in addition to the primary procedure) - which evaluates the flow of blood in the heart.
    Julie Graham, BA, CPC, CCC

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    Julie- Thanks for the reply. Hopefully, I will get to speak with our new cardiologist about these in the near future.

    What I am really needing/wanting to know is what documentation is needed in the various reports. Ideally, I would love to see some actual reports that are documented correctly and accurately for coding purposes. Any ideas where I might get/find these?

    Again...Thanks

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