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Radiology Coding Alert

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Sort Rules for Diagnostic Mammography

Question: If the radiology department routinely does extra views on patients with a history of breast cancer, does that mean the exam is diagnostic even if the patient presents for screening?

Massachusetts Subscriber Answer: Routine performance of extra views for patients with a history of breast cancer is not sufficient to support coding a diagnostic mammogram rather [...]