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    Hi all,

    please suggest the CPT for CT SACRUM.

    thanks in advance,

    Sreenivas Sajja

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    Smile CT Sacrum

    Hi! You should look at CT Spine, Lumbar

    72129 w/ contrast
    72131 w/out contrast OR
    72133 w/out & w/ contrast

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    Apr 2007


    our physician has told us that when we perform ct sacrum to code as ct pelvis b/c he looks at the pelvic structure with the sacrum so i would evaluate what is included in the actual procedure if the dr is evaluating the l-spine or the pelvis.

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    also if he only evaluates the sacrum you may wanna consider 76380 which is a localized/limited study! hope this helps.

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    Duluth, Minnesota


    I'd be looking at:
    72193 or
    {that's my opinion on the posted matter}
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    January 2, 2012

    For a computed tomography (CT) scan of only the sacrum, should we assign 72192 (CT pelvis) or 72131 (CT Lumbar)?

    While no specific information has been published relative to coding for a CT of the sacrum, the American College of Radiology has stated that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the sacrum or sacroiliac (SI) joints would best be defined by MRI codes of the pelvis. Using this rationale, we would recommend that CPT codes for a CT of the pelvis be used when performing a CT exam of the sacrum.

    Sreenivas Sajja-CPC,CCS

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