Question:

What would be the correct CPT® code to bill for an I131 therapy for hyperthyroidism?  All we do in this case is dose the patient with the prescribed dose for treatment.

Answer:

The therapy codes are 79005–79999. In this case, the following is the appropriate code:

79005 Radiopharmaceutical therapy, by oral administration

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