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    Apr 2007

    Default CT arthrogram

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    Would it be appropriate to add a 59 modifier onto 77002? It's being bundled with CPT 73201.


    Kimberley Tober
    Franklin, TN

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    Any one care to comment?


  3. #3
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    Apr 2007
    Sioux Falls South Dakota


    According to CCI, it is billable with a modifier; carefully review to make sure it is separately identifiable before adding the modifier.
    Lucinda (Cindy) McGarry, CPC-P
    Applications Specialist
    Avera Health Plans
    Education Office Sioux Falls SD Local Chapter
    Past President Sioux Falls SD Local Chapter

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    Default ct arthrograms

    I am trying to find out many codes there are for ct arthrograms without radioarthrograms

  5. #5
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    Apr 2007
    Alexandria, LA


    For CT arthrogram without radiographic arthrogram, there would be a joint arthrogram injection code (23350 for shoulder, 27093 for hip, etc.), 77002 for fluoro guidance, and CT with contrast.
    There are CCI edits for some of these code combinations, so you'll need to check for which code needs the -59.
    For physician coders, sometimes one physician does the injection and another will interpret the CT.
    The facility will also code the contrast.

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