Last year I billed G0297 for low-dose CT when performing lung cancer screening. This year I’m getting an edit that this code is invalid. Did the code change?


Yes, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) asked that a permanent code be created and adapted for this. Beginning January 1, 2021, CPT® Category I code 71271 is the appropriate code to report for a screening CT of the chest for lung cancer. The three existing CT chest codes (71250 –71270), were changed to specify that they are to be diagnostic only.


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