Question:

We performed a lumbar three-phase bone scan with SPECT. I’m being told to code 78315 and 78803. Is this correct? I think I should just code 78315.

Answer:

It is best to report either 78315 or 78803, but not both. Code 78315 does not include SPECT but is considered a limited planar scan, so you can report one or the other, but not both codes.

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