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Nm card walk stress perfusion

  1. Question Nm card walk stress perfusion
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    HEY EVERYONE, I'M TRYING TO CODE A NM CARD WALK STRESS PERFUSION.
    JUST NOTICE THE CODES FOR THIS PROCEDURE HAS BEEN DELETED, MY QUESTION IS: THE OLD CODES WERE AS FOLLOWED 78480,78465,78478 USE TOGETHER. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT TOOK IT'S PLACE?
    I'M THINKING 78452 BY ITSELF. I DON'T SEE ANY ADD-ON'S EXCEPT ONE BUT IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH WHAT I NEED AM I MISSING SOMETHING? DO I NEED TO ADD SOMTHING ELSE TO 78452. I'M CODING THIS FOR A HOSPITAL RADIOLOGY READING ONLY.

    IF ANYONE KNOWS, I WOULD APPRECIATE SOME FEEDBACK.
    THANKS IN ADVANCE,

    KAREN BLEVINS
    RADIOLOGY ASSOC
    CODING & BILLING SPECIALIST

  2. Red face Coding Nuclear Test (78465-78478-78480 for 2010)
    Hello, Karen

    Do you received any message back for NM test ?
    Let me know the changes for new codes.
    I would like to know if Im doing good.

    Thanks


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    The new NM code for 2010 inlcudes both wall motion and ejection fraction. We do not have to code seperalty for this. Depending on what type of NM study was done, belwo are your choices:

    78451(SPECT) single study rest or stress-including wall motion,ejection fraction
    78452(SPECT) multiple study rest and/or stress-including wall motion,ejection fraction
    78453(Planar) single study rest or stress-including wall motion,ejection fraction
    78454(Planar) multiple study rest and/or stress-including wall motion,ejection fraction

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