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SuperCoder Posted Mon 28th of February, 2011 19:09:03 PM

what code can i use for contrast for an mri

SuperCoder Answered Mon 28th of February, 2011 20:30:56 PM

when you are coding MRI, you don't need to code for contrast

SuperCoder Posted Tue 01st of March, 2011 14:07:12 PM

so sanjit coding 99360,A9579 with say 72156 would be incorrect? thats what the girls have been billing
thanks for your knowledge

SuperCoder Answered Tue 01st of March, 2011 16:06:08 PM

I have worked in Radiology coding for about 6 years. I have not seen any one using contrast code along with Radiology codes.

Gabi Answered Tue 01st of March, 2011 16:54:49 PM

than Sanjit you were loosing $$$$ for your practice for 6 years !
i don't know what you want with 99360, but you should bill out A9579 for MRI's with contrast,
as many units as you used / usually 15ml/; same for CT's use Q9967 or Q9966,
check the NDC # to see what your radiologist is using

SuperCoder Answered Tue 01st of March, 2011 16:59:39 PM

Billing for contrast is applicable in many cases but not in CT and MRI.. as far as my knowledge goes. This is all I am saying when we bill for Professional Component only.

But if you are billing for the Facility, then you can bill for the contrast.

Gabi Answered Tue 01st of March, 2011 17:04:23 PM

ok, you didn't mentioned Professional component before - so you can bill contrast for TC and global

SuperCoder Answered Tue 01st of March, 2011 17:14:52 PM

I am sorry for not mentioning this.. you can bill for contrast when billing for the Facility only

SuperCoder Posted Wed 02nd of March, 2011 13:43:54 PM

it is for the facility but what about 99360 is this incorrect ???

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