With calcium scoring, 76376 is bundled; however, 76377 can be assigned with a modifier. My radiologists always do the reformation of images for these studies on a separate workstation. With proper documentation, can I assign the following code on those studied?
|76377||3D rendering with interpretation and reporting of computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, or other tomographic modality with image postprocessing under concurrent supervision; requiring image postprocessing on an independent workstation|
No, cardiac CT codes 75571–75574 include 3D post-processing. You may not report 76376 or 76377 for 3D post-processing of images for 75571 or any of the other cardiac CT or CT angiography codes.
A modifier is allowed for those instances when you also perform another procedure other than cardiac CT for which 3D post-processing (76376 or 76377) is separately allowed.