AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 6 (June)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), 99070 (Q&A) (June 1999)

June 1999 page 11-end Coding Consultation Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), 99070 (Q&A) Question Can I report the contrast materials and injections for MRI's separately? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, if the code descriptor specifies that contrast materials used with magnetic resonance imaging, then the administration is considered to be an integral part of the procedure and would not be reported separately. The supply of the contrast material would be reported separately using the CPT supply code 99070 or a HCPCS code, as appropriate, for the contrast material used. If the code descriptor does not specify that...

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