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Nuclear test with Supervision of one Doctor and Interpretation of second Doctor

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    I could use some help when coding this nuclear exam. If the following procedures are done how would you split them to show Dr. A supervised the test and Dr. B did the interpretation?

    Also if they just had a Stress echo would Dr. A and Dr.B split the codes and what codes/modifiers would you use?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated !

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    First, are you doing the nuclear in your facility? Do you own the equipment?

    Second, if you do own the equipment, the doc reading the nuc part of the test which are the codes, he needs to be nuclear certified.

    For the doc doing the stress part/nuc (supervised) doesn't have to be certified.

    Short way around it is

    93015 to supervising doc

    78465 78478 78480 A9502 are the certified readers codes

    I hope this helps

    As for the Stress Echo, usually the person who reads the Echo's will take all the codes, there is no dividing them.

    Stress Echo is 93351 if you own the equipment

    If its done in the hospital the codes are 93016 93018 93350

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    We do own the equipment in our facility. Thank you this is very helpful.

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