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    I am an auditor for Oregon's Medicaid Program. Doing a chart review. Physician order reads Renal CT. Provider billed 74170 & 72194. Are these the correct codes based on the physician's orders? If not, what is the correct code?

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    Default Renal CT

    Yes, I am the billing manager for a Radiology Group in VA. They do the abdominal and the pelvic CT for 2 reasons here. 1 could be the placement of the kidneys...to get a full view of top and bottom. 2 to double check the ureters for further issues, especially if the referral reason was for blood in the urine.

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    Thanks JMAiken. I appreciate your knowledge.

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    Columbus GA


    Willie I also agree unless a pre-cert does not include both then the order would probably be for the the abdomen since it would see most of the renal area.

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