Radiology Question for the Week of March 25, 2024

The patient presents with sternoclavicular (SC) joint pain, and a CT of the thorax (chest) with contrast is ordered. The radiology report describes the SC joint in its entirety, but no other surrounding structures. Should I code this to 71260 or 71260-52, as only the SC joint was studied?

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Radiology Question for the Week of March 11, 2023

For 2024, what codes are utilized when a medically necessary pulmonary artery angiogram is conducted preceding pulmonary artery stenting, without being combined with a diagnostic heart catheterization service? Describe the appropriate coding sequence, including the relevant catheter placement codes and the distinction between initial artery treatment and additional artery treatment.

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General Question for the Week of March 11, 2024

How do codes 0561T and 0562T delineate the usage of 3D printed models intraoperatively for surgical interventions, and what distinctions exist in reporting these codes compared to procedures involving prosthetic implantation?

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General Question for the Week of March 4, 2024

What are the specific criteria for determining when to use code 36591 versus 36592 for blood specimen collection, and how does the choice of code differ based on the type and location of the vascular access device?

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