Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thallium study

  1. #1
    Phoenix, AZ
    Default Thallium study
    Medical Coding Books
    Hi all,

    I have a question about charges for a Thallium study. I need to bill for the supervision by my cardiologist for the study performed in the hospital. I've been told two different things:

    Bill 78464 for the first day and 78465 for the second day along with A9505 (we can't bill for the Thallium, I know).

    And the second was just to bill the 78465 for the entire study. This is a two day study.

    I'm confused and need some help.


    Cyndi Allen, CPC, CIRCC
    2015 Local Chapter President, Casa Grande, AZ

  2. #2
    If resting images are obtained on one day and stress images on another day you would report 78465 once.

    CMS says to use day 2

  3. #3
    Phoenix, AZ
    Thank you so much!!
    Cyndi Allen, CPC, CIRCC
    2015 Local Chapter President, Casa Grande, AZ

Similar Threads

  1. Thallium Viability Study
    By amym in forum Cardiology
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-09-2013, 03:04 PM
  2. Thallium
    By mfondren1 in forum Cardiology
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-07-2012, 12:08 PM
  3. Thallium Viability Study
    By dwilcox in forum Cardiology
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-12-2012, 10:02 AM
  4. Lexiscan thallium stress testing
    By daniel in forum Cardiology
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-03-2009, 11:51 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.