The information related to place of service concerns was moved from the Covered Indications to the Place of Service section of the LCD with no change in the wording. All billing and coding related information has been moved to the Local Coverage Article: Billing and Coding: Barium Swallow Studies, Modified A56589.
FAQ icd-10 code for modified barium swallow study
What is the billing code for modified barium swallow?
We are billing 74230 – Modified Barium Swallow. The Report is as follows: HISTORY: Dysphagia. Possible aspiration. In the lateral projection with fluoroscopic observation and DVD recording the patient ingested barium pudding, thick and thin liquid barium, barium coated cracker and water.
What is the CPT code for swallow study?
When billing for non-covered services, use the appropriate modifier. CPT codes 70370, 70371 and 74230 describe the complete barium swallow study and should only be billed one time per patient on the same date of service. Only one of these CPT codes should be billed per patient on the same date of service.
Why is cineradiography used in a modified barium swallow?
Cineradiography, or video recording, is employed, as the physiologic event of speech and swallowing occur too rapidly for normal fluoroscopic viewing. High-speed frame rates are used to evaluate speech and swallowing, and later reviewed and interpreted by the radiologist. 74230 – This study is also known as a modified barium swallow.
What is a 74230 swallow study?
74230 – This study is also known as a modified barium swallow. The patient is seated and positioned upright or in a semi-reclining position. Foods and liquids of different quantities and textures are soaked in or mixed with barium and given to the patient for the study.
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