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Table 4 US Medicare Reimbursements for Imaging Studies 2010*

From: Diagnostic imaging for spinal disorders in the elderly: a narrative review

Examination   Medicare National Average Global Fee
CPT Code $ Submitted $ Allowed % Allowed
LUMBAR SPINE
Radiographs 2 or 3 views 72100 73.12 23.70 32.4
CT without contrast 72131 329.71 97.11 29.5
CT with contrast 72132 356.98 99.61 27.9
CT with and without contrast 72133 547.05 169.74 31.0
Injection for myelogram 62284 489.58 107.97 22.1
MR without contrast 72148 802.75 230.36 28.7
MR with contrast 72149 736.35 224.10 30.4
MR with and without contrast 72158 1,088.47 302.33 27.8
CERVICAL SPINE
Radiographs 2 or 3 views 72040 68.61 22.56 32.9
CT without contrast 72125 240.39 68.81 28.6
CT with contrast 72126 351.46 98.07 27.9
CT with and without contrast 72127 484.23 153.25 31.6
MR without contrast 72141 772.47 224.40 29.0
MR with contrast 72142 732.39 225.78 30.8
MR with and without contrast 72156 1,049.86 302.71 28.8
GENERAL
DXA Scan Axial 77080 172.88 59.30 34.3
Ultrasound screen for AAA 76770 190.10 69.71 36.7
    Mean % Allowed: 30.0
  1. *https://www.codemap.com/cpt.cfm?cpt_code=72131 Accessed Nov 19, 2011.