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Shunt Series Vs Shuntogram Coding

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    I am coding for a Radiology group in a hospital. I need help with the "shunt series" coding.

    Is there a specific code for "Shunt Series" to evaluate for shunt malfunction (skull, chest, and abdomen) The radiologist are using CPT 75809. I don't feel comfortable with this code due to the description including radioactive isotope in the shunt before the x-rays. Any assistance would be appreciated.

    tks, Sharon T

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    Assuming that there is NO nuclear medicine injected for this, you should code the regular skull, chest, and abdomen x-ray codes.

    Diane Huston, CPC,RCC

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    Thank you - That was how I understood it. It is great to be able to bounce off quetions on others coders. Thanks again

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    Kindly let us know whether we need to code the single view of all the skull, chest and abdomen X rays for VP shunt series.


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    We came across documentation as " shunt series - 4 Views". Kindly clarify if we have to code the single views of chest , skull and abdomen or the 4 views.


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