Nuclear medicine A735 - Diagnostic consultation

General Info

Billing Amount: $67.40

Description

A diagnostic nuclear medicine consultation is the service rendered: a. when nuclear medicine studies rendered at one institution or facility are referred to a nuclear medicine specialist in a different institution or facility for a written opinion. In this case, the specific elements are the same as the nuclear medicine professional component (see page B1); or b. when a nuclear medicine specialist is required to make a special visit at evening or night (17:00h to 07:00h) or on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday to consult on the advisability of performing a nuclear medicine procedure, which eventually is not done. In this case, the specific elements are the same as for consultations.

Notes:

A diagnostic nuclear medicine consultation is not eligible for payment when studies rendered in a different institution or facility are used for comparison purposes with nuclear medicine studies rendered in the consultant’s institution or facility.

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