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Does the dosage of this normal saline have to be 250 cc?Because the HCPCS code for normal saline (J7050) is showing for 250 cc... Is it mandatory to use 250 cc normal saline solution in order to inject adenosine?Your doctor will use this information to determine the best treatment for you. This meal includes Egg-Beaters with a small amount of a radioactive tracer (mixed in), 2 slices of toast and a small amount of jam. You will not be allowed to eat anything else until this test is completed.The radiology technologist will explain the Nuclear Medicine Gastric Emptying Study to you. If you have an allergy to eggs please inform the scheduler. Images will be made at specific times over a 4 hour period.The Gastric Emptying Study will show if you have slow or rapid emptying of your stomach.The Gastric Emptying Study can also show if you have gastric reflux (GERD).
"The first test in the future of the evaluation of the patient, be it symptomatic or asymptomatic, will be a CTA rather than a stress test because it's more accurate, provides more information, and avoids patients having unnecessary cardiac catheterizations which follows in a substantial number of patients who undergo stress testing because of the high false positive rate," he said.My doctor is doing dual isotope adenosine nuclear stress test. For patients who are not able to walk on a treadmill we are using adenosine injecting along with normal saline (J7050) for creating the stress.Here I have two questions: 1) We are using code A9502 (Myoview) 30 mci, for which we are coding two units, and we are using code A9505 (Thalium) 3.6 mci, for which we are coding four units.Are we correct in billing these two and four units for these isotopes as per dosage?2) We are giving adenosine IV in mixture with normal saline.