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    Please help... Report from cardiologist reads:
    PROCEDURE Patient was injected with Lexiscan and then injected with Cardiiolite. No evidence of ischemia or arrhythmia was noted. No chest pain. He tolerated Lexiscan well.
    IMPRESSION non diagnostic ekg portion. Correlate with nuclear scan.
    Am I coding the 93016, 93018 and a code from the 784 series ??? Or just a code from 784 series and if so which one? Thanks !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theresa Hartlage View Post
    Please help... Report from cardiologist reads:
    PROCEDURE Patient was injected with Lexiscan and then injected with Cardiiolite. No evidence of ischemia or arrhythmia was noted. No chest pain. He tolerated Lexiscan well.
    IMPRESSION non diagnostic ekg portion. Correlate with nuclear scan.
    Am I coding the 93016, 93018 and a code from the 784 series ??? Or just a code from 784 series and if so which one? Thanks !!!!
    Hi Theresa,

    If you dr is reading the nuc from the hosp, you would use cpt codes:
    93016
    93018
    78452-26 or 78454-26 depending of the way the test was performed. Our docs only do the 78452.

    Hope that helps
    Jammie Barsamian, CPC, CCC, CEMC, CCS-P, CPMA

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