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Home In on Ultratag Kit HCPCS code

Question: What is the HCPCS code for an Ultratag kit that a provider will use during a multi-gated acquisition (MUGA) scan? New York Subscriber
Answer: You should use A9560 (Technetium TC-99m labeled red blood cells, diagnostic, per study dose, up to 30 millicuries) for the Ultratag kit. You'll use this code for both the invivo/invitro methods of tagging red blood cells. You should also use A9512 (Technetium TC-99m pertechnetate, diagnostic, per microcurie) for the tagging agent.

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