AMA CPT® Assistant - 2008 Issue 7 (July)

Radiology/Diagnostic Radiology (Diagnostic Imaging) (July 2008)

July 2008 page 13 Radiology: Diagnostic Radiology (Diagnostic Imaging), 75809 (Q&A) Question: What is the appropriate code to report for implanted pump catheter dye studies? The patient is not getting pain relief, and an intrathecal catheter is evaluated for dislodgement, discontinuity, or kinking. Contrast is injected through the catheter with fluoroscopic guidance to identify a potential problem. Answer: It is appropriate to report code 75809, Shuntogram for investigation of previously placed indwelling nonvascular shunt (eg, LeVeen shunt, ventriculoperitoneal shunt, indwelling infusion pump), radiological supervision and interpretation, for the radiologic supervision and interpretation (RSI) portion of such a procedure...

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