Compliance Question of the Week – Radiology

Radiology Question for the Week of June 26, 2023

Regarding pulmonary angiography coding, when a catheter is placed in the main pulmonary artery and an angiogram was performed with findings, we know this is considered nonselective. However, when a catheter was selected into RT and LT pulmonary arteries but no angiogram was performed before a thrombectomy was performed, what is the coding here? Should we code 75746, 36014RT, and 36014LT, or do we change 75746 to 75743 since they went selectively into RT and LT pulmonary arteries? Please clarify.

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Radiology Question for the Week of June 19, 2023

We have been following the instruction that 75774 only applies to subselective ARTERIAL studies; however, CPT® Assistant September 2022 states “If venography is performed in a main vessel and then a selective venogram is performed, report code 75774 in addition to the venography code for the initial vessel. Can you please clarify any current instructions?

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Radiology Question for the Week of April 24, 2023

For NM exams that are chosen based on single-day imaging vs two or more days— how do you consider the following? Imaging at four hours on Monday, imaging at 24 hours on Tuesday. Are you counting as a single day for a 24-hour period or as 2 days based on calendar days? Is there an official reference that may be sourced?

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