tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2013 Issue 4

Freestanding vs. Hospital-Based Facility Determines DEXA Payment

Location drives your bottom line. Coding and reimbursement for bone density scans 77080 (Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry [DXA], bone density study, 1 or more sites; axial skeleton [e.g., hips, pelvis, spine]) varies depending on whether you’re reporting services for a freestanding outpatient facility or a hospital-based outpatient facility. Here’s the latest on how they compare: ...

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