Medical Posted Wed 08th of June, 2011 14:02:27 PM
If a patient wants a second opinion to analyze x-rays what would the cpt code be?
SuperCoder Answered Wed 08th of June, 2011 14:20:44 PM
If a diagnostic or management question persists even after the doctor has already interpreted his/her own x-rays and written a report, a separate second opinion service is required. The radiology consultant’s second opinion can be billed as a separate service, using the -26 code, since this additional service is necessary in order to proceed with case management.
Medical Posted Wed 08th of June, 2011 15:55:15 PM
SuperCoder Answered Wed 08th of June, 2011 16:56:05 PM
Use the CPT code of the X-ray of respective Anatomy, as you normally bill. No other different CPT you need to bill.