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    Cool question regarding code 38900

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    code 38900 can I use this code if it is without the non-radioactive dye?

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    Yes, code includes "if" used.

    You used to be able to use 38792 for the injection for blue dye (inc. in 38900) but now you can only used 38792 for the injection of the Radio-tracer. Remember, if your dr injects the Radio-tracer, in addition to the mapping, you can also code 38792; however, that is often done by Radiology.

    The key to 38900 is Mapping.

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