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Earn for Contrast Injections in Cyst Examinations

Question: Our physician injected contrast into a cyst via a previously placed catheter to evaluate the morphology and expansion of the cyst. How can we report these services? Alaska Subscriber Answer: For cyst assessments using contrast injections, you report code 49424 (Contrast injection for assessment of abscess or cyst via previously placed drainage catheter or tube [separate procedure]). To check the anatomy [...]