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    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.

    Anyone??

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

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    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

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

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