Pediatric Full-body DEXA Scan
We have a company that would like us to provide a full-body DEXA on a pediatric patient. We are having difficulty determining what CPT would be appropriate for that. Can you tell us that?
There is no CPT code to report a full-body DXA scan. This procedure should be reported using the unlisted code 76499 – Unlisted diagnostic radiographic procedure.
CPT parenthetical guidelines for CPT codes 77080/77081 state, “For dual energy x-ray absorptiometry [DXA] body composition study, use 76499.”