AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2002 Issue 1

A few changes for PET scans

HCPCS codes G0210-G0230 added July 1, 2001, were created to allow billing for all currently covered indications for Fluoro-D-Glucose (FDG) PET. However, these codes did not indicate the type of PET scanner being used. Therefore, effective January 1, 2002, changes to the code descriptors were made to properly reflect the type of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner utilized. In addition to the modifications of the code descriptors, four (4) new G codes were created for covered conditions that can be billed if a gamma camera is used for the PET scan. Additional information regarding the new descriptors for the...

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