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MRI Brain with "Gradient echo (brain) for blood"

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    Hi all, trying to help a co-worker with this one. Patient is in his 50's in a nursing home, being checked for dementia and other possible psych issues.

    MRI of brain w/ and w/o contrast is being done, as well as a gradient echo for blood. We have the first part of this (MRI of brain) but does anybody know what code to use for the gradient echo of the brain?

    Thanks!
    Marci A. Giardina, CPC

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    I bill for the Professional Component for a group of Radiologist. We do not charge seperately for the gradient echo of the brain. You would just charge the 70553 only.
    Amanda Hollis, CPC, RCC, CIRCC

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