AMA CPT® Assistant - 1998 Issue 8 (August)

Myocardial Perfusion Imaging, 78465 (Q&A) (August 1998)

August 1998 page 11a Coding Consultation Myocardial Perfusion Imaging, 78465 (Q&A) Question My physician and another physician together perform cardiovascular stress testing for a patient who is studied using myocardial perfusion imaging (78465). Does the myocardial perfusion imaging include the stress testing procedure, and if so, who should code for the testing procedure performed? AMA Comment In this circumstance, two procedures were performed: the myocardial perfusion imaging testing procedure, and the cardiovascular stress test. Since two procedures were performed, two codes are used to identify the services. Therefore, each physician should report the codes appropriate for the services...

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