AMA CPT® Assistant - 1996 Issue 7 (July)

Screening vs. Diagnostic MammographyDATTA (July 1996)

July 1996 page 6 Coding Communication Screening vs. Diagnostic MammographyDATTA Coding mammography procedures can sometimes prove difficult. To make a proper determination, you must carefully consider the code descriptors and similarities that exist, as well as the intended use of the codes and the potential problems. The Codes in Question 76090Mammography; unilateral 76091Mammography; bilateral 76092Screening mammography, bilateral (two view film study of each breast) Review of 76092 Screening mammography (coded 76092) is usually limited to two images, craniocaudal and mediolateral oblique views. It is performed to detect unsuspected cancer in an early stage in asymptomatic women, and is inherently...

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