MRI of the Abdomen With/Without Contrast, MRI Same Visit

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Question:

We had a patient who needed an MRI abdomen with and without contrast for a pancreatic cyst for which the physician also wanted MRCP. We billed code 74181 for the MRCP and 74183 for the MRI abdomen, and our billers are requesting that we delete code 74181. This is a hospital setting. The patient was non-Medicare. What are your thoughts?

Question ID: 5971
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