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    When billing CPT 78815 PET/CT Scan skull to mid-thigh is it appropriate to also bill 71260 CT Chest, 74160 CT Abd and 72193 - CT Pelvis on the same claim.

    The doctor's orders are only for the PET/CT (78815). Why are the other CT scans be needed?

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    I know my office bill for CT chest, abdomen, and/or pelvis that are done with a PET scan. You would need to apply a 59 modifier on the CTs that are performed the same day as a PET scan. In saying this we do have orders for the CTs. I have never billed for a CT that was done with no order. CTs are not always performed PET scans. I hope this help.
    Catrina Jacobs, RCC, CPC

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    Apr 2007


    If the Ct's were seperate, diagnostic scans then you would bill for them. If the CT's were just the ct part of the PET/CT and only done for attenuation then you would not bill seperately for them

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