A supplier of diagnostic x-ray services furnished in a place or residence used as the patient's home or, in certain circumstances, in an institution, where the institution cannot bill for the services. Portable x-ray services include:
skeletal films involving arms and legs, pelvis, vertebral column, and skull;
chest films which do not involve the use of contrast media (except routine screening procedures and tests in connection with routine physical examinations); and
abdominal films which do not involve the use of contrast media.
Procedures and examinations which are excluded from portable x-ray services include the following:
procedures involving fluoroscopy;
procedures involving the use of contrast media;
procedures requiring the administration of a substance to the
patient or injection of a substance into the patient and/or special manipulation of the patient;
procedures which require special medical skill or knowledge
possessed by a doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy or which require that medical judgment be exercised;
procedures requiring special technical competency and/or special equipment or materials;
routine screening procedures; and
procedures which are not of a diagnostic nature.
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