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cynthiaj54

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Am I correct to bill 93307,26 , 93320,26, and 93325,26 for a full echo. They are done at the hospital so I need to bill only for the professional component.
Thanks, I'm new to cardiology billing
 

dpumford

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:) Yes, you are correct but do make sure the dictation supports the full service Echo.
 

Davistm

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Agree with response by dpumford. You should report only the professional component of echocardiographic studies performed in a facility. Some additional information.

The Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiographic Laboratories [ICAEL] standards for a TTE report are that it must include comments on the L and R ventricles [size and function], the L and R atria [size], the mitral, aortic, tricuspid and pulmonary valves [structure and function], the pericardium and the aorta. If any of these structures is not evaluated in the report, a limited study [93308] should be reported.

If Doppler add-on codes [93320, 93325] are reported, the interpreting physician should quantify any valvular regurgitation noted and provide a summary of observed blood flow - normal or abnormal. It is best to specifically state that a color flow study was performed and that any regurgitation reported was estimated from the color flow study.

Terry
 

carrnr1

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Terry,
Can you tell me where I can go to find the information you just stated is required documentation for the add ons 93320 and 93325? We have an EMR system in place, and I need to make sure documentation supports the doppler and color flow, and exactly what documentation is needed to justify.
Please help!
Nancy
 
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