AMA CPT® Assistant - 2007 Issue 2 (February)

Radiology: Radiologic Guidance (February 2007)

February 2007 page 11 Coding Communication:Radiology: Radiologic Guidance Question Certain procedures require fluoroscopic guidance. Would you please provide "guidance" to help coders determine when additional reporting is warranted? AMA Comment Fluoroscopic guidance can be used independently or in combination with other imaging methods; therefore, it is important to refer to the code descriptors, parenthetical instructions, and introductory notes for specific reporting instruction. For example, fluoroscopic guidance (77002) is inclusive of all radiographic arthrography with the exception of supervision and interpretation for computed tomography and magnetic resonance arthrography. Therefore, it is not appropriate to report 77002 in addition to codes...

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