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    Is anyone getting reimbursed for doing a PET/CT and an additional diagnostic CT on the same day with medical necessity? Apparently oncologist would like to order these tests.

    Just to clarify...
    -The patient would have a PET/CT and then the patient would go for diagnostic CT's (e.g. neck, chest, etc.), same day. The PET/CT images were obtained and then additional diagnostic CT images are obtained.

    Thank you,
    Jessica O'Donnell CPC

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    Default PET Scan with additional CT

    I have had limited success in getting that CT reimbursed. Some carriers are ok with the
    59, but others have bundled it regardless of modifiers or arguments. Sorry, but I cannot give you anything definitive. Good Luck.

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    I appreciate the response. I will take any feedback I can get!
    Jessica O'Donnell CPC

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