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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Delaware, OH

    Default MRI code help

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    i need some help! i started working in a diabetes and endocrinology practice and need to do precerts.

    i need the cpt code/codes for the following:

    MRI of brain and pituitary/sella with N
    and without gadolinium

    can anyone help me?
    i was looking at the 70551 - 70553 codes but not sure if that is all i need or if i need others to add to it to complete what is being asked.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Dallas, GA


    I would use 70553 MRI w/ wo contrast because the pituitary/sella is seen with this exam
    Last edited by chembree; 08-25-2009 at 11:31 AM. Reason: typo

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    70553 is the correct code.
    Prabha CPC

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Baton Rouge


    Agree with 70553 as well.
    Chastity Nault, CPC
    HIM Professional Services Coder - Remote

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