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    Would Q9967 be reported along with 74177? Or is the contrast included in the 74177?

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    Alexandria, LA
    If you are the facility providing the contrast, then yes you would code for it. Q9965-Q9967 for LOCM depending on what concentration.
    It is packaged for outpatient hospital under OPPS but should still be coded. It is paid separately for imaging centers/offices under the physician fee schedule.

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    We are only billing the technical component of the 74177 and we own the equipment. Q9967 is not included in 74177?

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    Alexandria, LA
    If you are paid under the physician fee schedule it is not included. You should code separately for low osmolar contrast material. It is billed per ml.

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