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May 23rd, 2018
When reporting echocardiography, you must be careful to differentiate complete (93306) vs. limited or follow-up studies (93308). Complete Study: 93306 Code 93306 Echocardiography, transthoracic, real-time with image documentation (2D), includes M-mode recording, when performed, complete, with spectral Doppler echocardiography, and with color flow Doppler echocardiography describes a complete transt...
Jul 1st, 2012
By Judy A. Wilson, CPC, CPC-H, CPCO, CPC-P, CANPC, CPC-I, CMRS A transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) uses an ultrasound transducer positioned on an endoscope and guided into the patient’s esophagus to visualize the heart’s valves and chambers without interference from the ribs or lungs. An anesthesiologist may use TEE as a diagnostic tool to establish conditions ...
Aug 1st, 2008
By Jim Collins, CPC, CPC-CARDIO, ACS-CA, CHCC Transthoracic echocardiography is an important tool used to assess the structure and function of the heart. Although the test is non-invasive and introduces virtually no risk to the patient, it provides a wealth of information that frequently alters the course of patient management. Echocardiography is one of the ...