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Identify Distinct Services for 70380 and 70390

Question: In a patient with pain and swelling in the area of the parotid gland, our physician did an X-ray examination to confirm sialoadenitis. Then he did a contrast examination of the gland. How can we report these services? Virginia Subscriber Answer: For the X-ray examination of the salivary gland, submit the CPT® code 70380 (Radiologic examination, salivary gland for calculus). Your [...]

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