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CPT code 77077 joint survey

Debbie Posted Wed 14th of July, 2010 20:21:49 PM

What does the parenthetical note "(specify)" mean in the CPT code description of code 77077? Is it asking us to use modifiers or what?

SuperCoder Answered Thu 15th of July, 2010 14:33:44 PM

The code definition clearly states a single view, which is rarely what is ordered.Typically, this code is used when a single PA view of both hands or a single AP view of both feet is done in a rheumatoid arthritis survey (714.0, rheumatoid arthritis). This code may also be used in pediatric imaging for certain suspected conditions such as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis or to see if a more complete study of a specific area is necessary.
Also this code is not asking to add any modifiers.

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