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SuperCoder Posted Mon 14th of February, 2011 16:16:33 PM

can this code be used when we bill with and without contrast

SuperCoder Answered Tue 15th of February, 2011 14:15:39 PM

Yes, applicable; but the documentation should justify the medical necessity for the stand by. For example, in case of CT with and without contrast exams, The pretreatment of patients with contrast allergy is:
a.) Prednisone (50 mg) P.O. 13, 7 and 1 hour prior to the procedure
b.) Benadryl (50 mg) P.O. 1 hour prior to the procedure
c.) If possible, change to a contrast agent the patient is not allergic to or has not had previously (i.e., if patient has had a reaction to Omnipque, use Visipaque)
d.) If the patient has had a severe reaction (near death, intubation, cardiac arrest) consider having anesthesia stand by

SuperCoder Posted Thu 03rd of March, 2011 18:21:54 PM

sanjit this is a facility i bill for i believe you told me before that i can only use 99360 in the hospital is that correct and not a diagnostic facility???

Nikhil Answered Fri 04th of March, 2011 09:46:23 AM

See the earlier answer to you:

SuperCoder Answered Fri 04th of March, 2011 09:49:07 AM

Yes, I have communicated this you earlier.

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