AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 6 (June)

Radiology Cardiovascular System, 78496 (Q&A) (June 1999)

June 1999 page 11a Coding Consultation Radiology Cardiovascular System 1, 78496 (Q&A) Question When reporting code 78496 in conjunction with other services performed, do I need to report modifier -51? AMA Comment CPT code 78496 is an add-on code, which is denoted by the phrase "(List separately in addition to code for primary procedure.)" and a plus sign symbol and therefore is exempt from the use of modifier -51. (See add-on code appendix in CPT 1999.) Radiology Cardiovascular System 1, 78496 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 1999; June 1999 page 11a ...

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