AMA CPT® Assistant - 2014 Issue 6 (June)

Radiology: Diagnostic Imaging (Q&A) (June 2014)

June 2014 page 14b Radiology: Diagnostic Imaging Question: What is the appropriate code(s) to report an AP view of the abdomen and chest and a lateral view of the abdomen and chest? Answer: It is appropriate to report code 74010, Radiologic examination, abdomen; anteroposterior and additional oblique and cone views, with modifier 52, Reduced Services, appended for the anteroposterior (AP) and lateral views of the abdomen. This code should be reported, regardless of the indication for this study. Code 74010 describes a radiological examination of the abdomen of at least three views (eg, AP, oblique, and cone); therefore, for...

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