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    I was under the understanding that if a contrast is administerd orally, the radiology procedure should be coded "without contrast". Can someone confirm this please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBC View Post
    I was under the understanding that if a contrast is administerd orally, the radiology procedure should be coded "without contrast". Can someone confirm this please?
    That is correct.

    from CPT2009, Radiology Section, Administration of Contrast Material(s)
    "The phrase "with contrast" ...represents contrast material administered intravascularly, intra-articularly or intrathecally......Oral or rectal contrast alone does not qualify as a study "with contrast."

    HTH
    Danny L. Peoples
    CIRCC,CPC

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    yes you are correct

    Quote Originally Posted by CBC View Post
    I was under the understanding that if a contrast is administerd orally, the radiology procedure should be coded "without contrast". Can someone confirm this please?
    Rachele Porter, AS, CPC, CPC-H, CEDC
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