Hi Kat~ I coded Radiology (Diagnostic and Interventional) for a couple of years. When we had situations such as this one, we had to determine first if the studies were done in the same session or separate sessions. If they were done in the same session (regardless of the fact that there were 2 separate orders from 2 separate sources), you combine them just as you did. However, if the non-contrast study was done and the patient was brought back to Radiology at a later time on the same day (separate session), you would code them separate and apart from one another. It's been about 3 years since I did code Radiology and so I can't remember if a modifier -77 is appropriate (repeat procedure by another physician) simply because they are not quite the same procedure. I hope this sheds at least a little light on the matter. Have a great day!
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