Labs for CT/MRI IV Contrast
According to my practice, a number of hospitals and facilities order lab tests on all patients that receive IV contrast for CT/MRI's to be safe. My practice also wants to put this policy into place, but I am wondering if it is ok to order these labs on every patient rather than just the ones who meet the criteria (age, history of renal disease, CHF, DM, etc.). Do any of your practices do this? And if so, what ICD-10 code would be appropriate for a patient without any of the above criteria? Do these usually get reimbursed?