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MRI of L5 Spine, Sacrum, and Coccyx

Question: How should I code “MRI of LS spine and sacrum and coccyx”? My radiology tech documented this procedure, but I can’t find a code for it. Indiana Subscriber Answer: You should report a pelvis MRI code (72195-72197) when you examine the sacrum and sacroiliac joints with magnetic resonance imaging. One pelvis code should cover both the sacrum and coccyx MRI. You [...]