Radiology Question for the Week of December 31, 2018


When, if ever, is it appropriate to bill a chest CT (with or without contrast) as well as a CTA on the same date of service? What if there are two clearly independent indications and independent physician orders?


When two separate exams are ordered, medically necessary and separately performed, you may bill both the CT with and without contrast and a CTA. There must be two separate exam acquisitions, not a single CT exam where the images were then reformatted into a CTA.

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