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    is there a diagnosis code for the CT following a discogram. i was ask the question should they use the same diagnosis code that they use for the discogram or is there a code for after dye placement?


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    The CT would be done for the same reason that the discogram was, so the same diagnosis code is used. (and by the way, the CT is coded as a without contrast, not with scan.

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    Louisville, KY


    The order for the CT should list the reason. You may also discern this from the Rad report--if it is appropriately documented. This would be the reason. Most of the time, I would conclude they'll have the same dx, but not always.
    Kevin B. Shields, RHIT, CPCO, CCS, CPC, COC, CCS-P, CPC-P, CPC-I

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