Help-Abdominal Ultrasound

peeya

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Hi

Can some help with what would be the correct code to bill for the following ultrasound. I am debating between 93979 & 93976. The report states:

Abdominal Arterial Duplex

Indication: Atherosclerosis

Procedure: Abdominal ultrasound was performed using grayscale & color-doppler to visualize the abdominal Aorta. images were recorded

Measurements of Peak Velocities
Diameter Velocity
Proximal abdominal aorta - 2.0cm 0.61m/s
mid abdominal aorta - 1.3cm 0.48m/s
Distal abdominal aorta - 1.5cm 0.46m/s

Impression: ther is calcific plaquewithout evedence of abdominal aortic aneurysm. Laminar dopplar flow is noted, without evidence of stenosis.

Please let me know if this is 93978 or 93976. I am really confused. Also if the documentation is support the CPT code.
 
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I would use 93979. Why 93975 is for arterial inflow and venous outflow of ab, pevlic, scrotal contents - they report doesn't mention this - 93979 is for duplex scan of the aorta which is mention in this report
 

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I would use 93979. Why 93975 is for arterial inflow and venous outflow of ab, pevlic, scrotal contents - they report doesn't mention this - 93979 is for duplex scan of the aorta which is mention in this report
Thanks for your quick reply. But do you think the documentation is good for the 93979?
 
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