AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2004 Issue 1; FOR your INFORMATION

CMS replaces HCPCS codes G0273 and G0274

As of Jan. 1, 2004, CMS replaced the following HCPCS codes: G0273, Radiopharmaceutical biodistribution, single or multiple scans on one or more days, pre-treatment planning for radiopharmaceutical therapy of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, includes administration of radiopharmaceutical (e.g., radiolabeled antibodies); G0274, Radiopharmaceutical therapy, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, includes administration of radiopharmaceutical (e.g., radiolabeled antibodies). Codes G0273 and G0274 have been replaced with the following CPT codes: 78804, Radiopharmaceutical localization of tumor or distribution of radiopharmaceutical agent(s); whole body, requiring two or more days imaging, and 79403, Radiopharmaceutical therapy, radiolabeled monoclonal antibody by intravenous infusion. Hospitals should use CPT code...

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