Question:

What modifiers would I use if our radiologist did not supervise the imaging in the room but later interpreted the film results?

Answer:

Codes 74328, 74329, and 74330 are assigned when a radiologist supervises and interprets fluoroscopic images taken during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) (43260–43278). If the radiologist does not supervise the imaging (in the room) when the ERCP is done, but later interprets the resultant films, they would add modifiers -26 and -52 to the S & I code.

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