These are provided as a courtesy to provide support for ICD-10 coding

Nuclear Medicine

  • Malignant neoplasm – Include laterality and/or neoplasm class/specifics
  • Abdominal and chest pain acceptable – Quadrant specification recommended
  • Nausea alone insufficient; nausea and vomiting insufficient
  • Diarrhea not covered; Diarrhea with abdominal pain acceptable if appropriate

Fluoroscopy

  • Malignant neoplasm – Include laterality and/or specific site
  • Dysphagia unacceptable alone – Include description (examples include functional, nervous, and oral phase)

Evaluation & Management

  • Occlusion and stenosis of unspecified artery – Specify vessel and laterality
  • Peripheral vascular – No break out for this code available
  • Pain in limb – Include laterality
  • Edema – Include limb

Vascular Ultrasound

  • Include laterality on all studies
  • PAD unspecified – Include secondary diagnosis such as anemia, cellulitis, diabetes

Interventional Radiology

  • Lump in breast – Include laterality
  • Malignant neoplasm – Include laterality and/or neoplasm class/specifics

CT Head without contrast

  • Migraine – Acceptable to use persistent, intractable, etc.
  • Post-traumatic headache
  • Degenerative disease of nervous system
  • Alternated mental status – Secondary diagnosis code required (examples include syncope, dizziness, giddiness, weakness)

Osteopenia

  • Referring physician order required
  • Additional clinical information/documentation required to be covered – Include site and laterality

PET

  • Malignant neoplasm – Include laterality and/or neoplasm class/specifics
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – Include site

Chest PA & Lateral

  • Unspecified chest pain – Include secondary diagnosis code