AMA CPT® Assistant - 2010 Issue 2 (February)

Radiology: Diagnostic Radiology (Diagnostic Imaging) (Q&A) (February 2010)

February 2010 page 12b Radiology: Diagnostic Radiology (Diagnostic Imaging) (Q&A) Question: Code 76010 describes radiological examination from nose to rectum for foreign body, single view, child. From a CPT coding perspective, is there an age-range definition for child when it is not specified within the code, or in cases when the code states “child” without stating an age or age range? Answer: The definition of child for the purpose of CPT code 76010, Radiologic examination from nose to rectum for foreign body, single view, should be on an operational basis. Any patient who measures less than 17...

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