AMA CPT® Assistant - 2007 Issue 3 (March)

Radiology: Diagnostic Radiology (Diagnostic Imaging) (March 2007)

March 2007 page 10a Coding Communication:Radiology: Diagnostic Radiology (Diagnostic Imaging) Question What is the appropriate code to report for CT of the hip joint? AMA Comment If the study is just of the hip, then the CT lower extremity codes (73700-73702) are appropriate, as the hip joint is right at the junction of the pelvis and lower extremity, and either code set (ie, lower extremity codes or pelvis, 72192-72194) would be appropriate, although lower extremity is preferable. Occasionally, a hip study includes portions of the pelvis, and because the hip is at the junction of the pelvis and lower...

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