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    Default 70486 vs 76380

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    What determines the difference between coding a full CT sinus of 70486 and a limited CT sinus as 76380? When order states limited sinus CT would it be appropriate to only add a 52 modifer?


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    There is a CPT Assistant coding communication (July 2007), which refers to a limited CT study of thorax...

    The article indicates that it would be appropriate to report either the limited CT CPT code 76380 or the anatomical site code with modifier -52.

    Hope this helps,
    Anthony McCallum, CPC, CIRCC, CPC-I, CCS

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