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Date of Service Reporting for Radiology Services

March 7th, 2019 - Wyn Staheli, Director of Research
Categories:   CPT® Coding   Medicare   Claims   Compliance  
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Providers need to ensure that they are reporting radiology dates of service the way the payer has requested. Unlike other many other professional services which only have one date of service (DOS), radiology services can span multiple dates.

There seems to be some disagreement between professional organizations and payers as to which date to use. Back in October 2017, the American College of Radiology stated that they recommended that the DOS for the professional component should be the date when the technical component was performed. However, according to MLN Matters SE17023 which was updated February 1, 2019, Medicare states that the date to report depends on the portion of the service (global, professional, technical) completed by the provider. SE17023 states that:

Be aware of payer specific requirements which may differ from Medicare.

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