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Radiology Coding Alert

Familiarize Yourself with These Coverage Guidelines for PET Scans

PET Scan pay hinges on diagnosis coding more than most procedures. When it comes to coverage determinations, Medicare is extremely particular about what diagnoses will qualify for payment of positron emission tomography (PET) scans. As this equipment is costly and challenging to operate within an imaging facility, the relative value units (RVU) for these procedures are understandably quite high. In [...]