AMA CPT® Assistant - 2005 Issue 10 (October)

Coding Clarification: Radiology (June 2005)

June 2005 pages 10-13 Coding Consultation:Questions and Answers Radiology, 78814, 78816 (Q&A) This coding clarification relates to a Q&A published in the February 2005 CPT Assistant that reads as follows: Question With regard to the newly added 2005 codes range 78814-78816, does "concurrently acquired" indicate this series is reported for imaging equipment that encompass both the Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Computed tomography (CT) camera in one machine? AMA Comment Yes, from a CPT coding perspective, codes 78814-78816 are reported for the PET and CT images simultaneously acquired on the same machine. This coding update is provided...

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