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Get the 411 on V/Q Study Coding

Question: Our physician documented a “V/Q study.” What is this and which code applies to it? We didn’t see anything in CPT® about it. Subscriber Answer: A pair of nuclear scan tests — known as the pulmonary ventilation/perfusion (V/P) scans — measure two things: the distribution of blood within the capillaries surrounding the alveoli in the lungs (perfusion), and the distribution [...]