Don't have a TCI SuperCoder account yet? Become a Member >>

Regular Price: $24.95

Ask An Expert Starting at $24.95
Have a medical coding or compliance question? Don’t sacrifice your valuable time to endless research. Choose Ask an Expert to get clear answers from the TCI SuperCoder team. And here’s a tip for the budget-conscious: Select the 12-question pack to get the best rate per question!

Browse Past Questions By Specialty

+View all

Echo Billing

Jammie Posted Tue 09th of September, 2014 13:56:45 PM

Good Afternoon,

I have a provider asking me about billing echo's with contrast optimization and also billing echo's with LV strain. This would be in a hospital setting since we are now hospital owned. He stated a lot more goes into those studies vs just a regular echo. I can not find anything regarding billing for this however. Any advise or guidance would be appreciated.

Thank you

SuperCoder Answered Wed 10th of September, 2014 07:32:06 AM

This question is being researched.

SuperCoder Answered Wed 10th of September, 2014 07:32:06 AM
SuperCoder Answered Wed 10th of September, 2014 10:19:59 AM

Thanks for your question. There are several CPT® codes for electrocardiograph studies. The CPT® codes range is from 93303-93352. You would choose the appropriate echo code depending on the type of echo your provider performed. Since you are in an outpatient hospital setting you would also need to report the appropriate HCPCS® code. The range of HCPCS® codes that you would select from are C8921-C8930. You would need to submit the HCPCS® code in order to get the drug for the contrast paid. Depending on the drug you would need an additional HCPCS® code. There are several resources for additional information that you can refer to such as the manufacturer of the contrast material. Normally they will supply their HCPCS® codes and NDC on their website. For example, if you were billing for a rest echo you would bill 93306 C8929 and Q9957 for Definity ®;injection, perflutren lipid microspheres. I would need additional information to supply you with coding that you would submit for the specific echo with contrast or left ventricular strain echo. I hope this helps.

Related Topics