Radiology

April 21st, 2017 - Chris Woolstenhulme, CPC, CMRS
Categories:   Coding   Radiology  
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All radiology services require proper orders, identifying the diagnosis for which the imaging is being ordered. “Rule out” or “Possible” won’t work for reimbursement purposes because professional services cannot code unconfirmed diagnoses. As such, for those types of services, include the symptom(s) as the diagnosis for which you are seeking confirmation, such as: pain, lump, inflammation, difficulty chewing, headache, drowsiness, etc. The following are the most commonly billed radiology procedures for OMS:

  • 70330 Radiologic examination, temporomandibular joint, open and closed mouth; bilateral

  • 70350 Cephalogram, orthodontic

  • 70486 Computed tomography, maxillofacial area; without contrast material

  • 76100 Radiologic examination, single plane body section (eg, tomography), other than with urography

  • 76102 Radiologic examination, complex motion (ie, hypercycloidal) body section (eg, mastoid polytomography), other than with urography; bilateral

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