Friday, August 5, 2011

Radiology Billing Basic

Radiology
• Under constant review due to technological advancement
• Four subsections

􀀗 Diagnostic Radiology
70010* - 76499
includes computerized tomography (CT),
magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and
interventional radiology procedures

􀀗 Diagnostic Ultrasound
76506 - 76999
􀀗 Radiation Oncology
77261 - 77799
􀀗 Nuclear Medicine
78000 - 79999

• Codes ordered according to anatomic site and body system

• Technical and professional components

􀀗 Technical component = TC modifier
Includes the provision of the equipment,
supplies, technical personnel, and costs attendant to theprocedure

􀀗 Professional component = 26 modifier
Encompasses all the physician's work in
providing the service, including interpretation and report of the procedure.
􀀗 Complete procedure = no modifier

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