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    Default Question Re: Radiology/MRI coding

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    I have a situation that is new to me and I was hoping to get guidance.


    A steel worker is having an MRI and it is protocol to have an orbit xray PRIOR to the MRI...
    How should the orbit xray be coded? (CPT & ICD9)

    I appreciate any help!

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    I believe that this is the code that you are looking for: 70030- Radiologic examination, eye, for detection of foreign body.

    Lisa Scott, CPC, RCC

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    I agree 70030 for the x-ray. These are usually not paid by the carriers, but use the dx code V71.89 (other specified suspected conditions) could be used if no foreign body is found.
    Revenue Cycle Supervisor

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