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After updating the ANS Procedural Roll, Ultrasonic Liver Elastography is coded and incorporated into TUSS.

The National Supplementary Health Agency (ANS) announced in November last year the update of its Procedures Roll to 2018. In total, 18 procedures were added, including examinations, therapies and surgeries.

Among the Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging procedures that have been incorporated is Ultrasonic Liver Elastography, under code TUSS 40901793.

Since January 1, 2018, the exam has been compulsorily covered by beneficiaries of supplementary health plans governed by the ANS. The new codification came out in the December 2017 TISS (Supplementary Health Information Exchange) standard publication in the TUSS (Unified Supplementary Health Terminology).

This coverage is restricted according to the Technical Use Directive (DUT) established by ANS. Check it out below:

DUT 119
Mandatory coverage for patients diagnosed with Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Post-transplant Hepatitis C, HIV and non-alcoholic liver disease, suspected or diagnosed with liver cirrhosis, in at least one of the following conditions:

The. initial diagnosis;
B. staging;
ç. side dish.

In addition to this procedure, the following were included:

- Lower limb arterial magnetic resonance angiography (with DUT): noninvasive imaging examination performed on magnetic resonance imaging equipment for analysis of lower limb arteries;

- Lower limb arterial computed tomography angiography (with DUT): noninvasive imaging examination performed by computed tomography for analysis of lower limb arteries;

- CSF magnetic resonance imaging (with DUT): noninvasive diagnostic examination for cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow assessment;

- Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for osteoid osteoma treatment: imaging-guided procedure using special needles to cause thermal damage to benign bone tumor cells.

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