I hear you. Our office bills for it but I know of places that are against it.
This question came up in "You Be the Coder" in a 2009 issue of the Cardiology Coding Alert. Vol.12 No. 5 to be exact.
The article stated that this is what CPT's say was: "In a response to a request for the appropriate bubble study code, AMA's June 2005 CPT Assistant says you may report 90784 (Therapeutic, prophylactic or diagnostic injection (specify material injected; intravenous) for intravenous injection of agitated saline or contrast media for imaging during echocardiography."
CPT 2009 moved the infusion and injection codes so the appropriate code now is 96374.
So based on the above I feel it would be okay to bill 96374 in addtion to the echo code(s).
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