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Coding Contrast for Echo

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    Since the CPT changes for Echo, has anyone coded contrast when a physician performes an Echo (93306-93308)? I'm coding physician. They are asking if they can code the administration of the contrast, which takes 30 mins to monitor and the interpretation. I have not found much info. I know since the equipment is not ours, the hospital bills for the supply.

    They are trying to bill for a Definity Contrast & Aggressive Saline.

    Any Help, Please???

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    Most payers will not pay for the push. Usually the actually "push" is done by a nurse not the physician. BUT if you want to bill for it you would use the intravenous push code ( not sure what it is they have changed it.

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    Check out the CPT codes 96365-96379...we use the 96374/26 for the Nuclear stress test...(78452) and this is op not ip...hope these help you out!!

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