tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2018 Issue 9

Reader Question: Confirm Number of Views When Reporting Complete Scoliosis Series

Question: If the title of the report states “complete scoliosis series including supine and erect,” would you send the report back to the provider for an addendum to include the number of views? Florida Subscriber Answer: In this example, the number of views does not need to be included in the exam title. However, if “Complete scoliosis series including supine and erect” is what’s included in the technique — without a reference to number of views — then you should send the report back to the provider for an addendum. When coding complete scoliosis series...

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