Be prepared for radiology coding changes in 2017
Get ahead the changes of radiology-specific in 2017. Mammography codes are overhauled and summarized.
Changes in Mammography Codes 2017
|New Codes||Description||Deleted Code|
|77065||Diagnostic mammography, including CAD when Performed; unilateral||77055 / 77051|
|77066||Diagnostic mammography, including CAD when performed; bilateral||77056 / 77051|
|77067||Screening mammography, bilateral (2-view study of each breast), including CAD when performed||77057 / 77052|
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