? 93925 & 93979 or just 93925 ?

TamaraM

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Would you bill 93925 & 93979 or just 93925?
I would like you opinion what you would. Also does any one have any good documentation regaurding when and when not to bill 93979?

exam: Bi Lwr Ext Art study

findings: arterial duplex doppler of both lower extremities was performed.

Right leg: Aortoilial inflow is normal. Triphasic waveforms are present down to the tibial vessels.

Left Leg:Aortoilial inflow is normal. Triphasic waveforms are present down to the tibial vessels.

Impression: Normal Arterial runoff

Tech worsheet that was given to us was for the Lower Ext Art. I believe that only proximal thigh Aortoiliac vessels were scanned & there is no mention of inflow/outflow.


**So what would you code?
 

Lamon Willis

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Bilateral Study

From the information you provided it would appear that only 93925 is appropriate for use and no other code.
 

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Where did you get the 93979 from? It is a unilateral or limited duplex scan of aorta, inferior vena cava, iliac vasculature, or bypass grafts. This is intra-abdominal or pelvic area. Do you have this confused with another code?
 

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I am from the radiology end.... the facilty has been billing 93925 & 93979. Where I have only been billing 93925. They state they us 93979 bc of the iliac vasculature-- (and it is not confused w/ any other code- but that is my point)... in my thought the iliac seen on a ext art is included in 93925- and in order to bill 93979 the would have to exam the iliac vessels in the intra-abdominal and/or pelvic tract.

Anyone know where I can find some doc. on this.
 
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