Chargemaster and Charge Capture
My Imaging Department is searching for the appropriate code for fMRI liver. My understanding is that the Department will have orders for imaging of the liver (CPT 74181) but will also have an additional order which calls for some functional liver imaging research sequences at specific time points. This functional imaging lies outside the normal scope of clinical liver imaging (74181). Therefore the department is searching for a technical charge for the research portion of the study. Would these additional sequences be considered to be inclusive in the 74181 or should we report a 76498 for the additional sequences for liver function?