Originally I thought 72052 would be correct since flexion and extension were mentioned in the note. Although the description of 72052 seems to include more views than just three, and it really isn't stated that more than three views were taken. I think you would have to find out exactly what was done as the note isn't very clear. Here is what it says in the CDR:
The physician takes and examines two or three x-ray images of the spine in the neck. Code 72050 if four or more images are taken. Code 72052 if many images are taken to develop a complete overall examination cervical area of the spine. The patient may be asked to flex or extend the neck in this case, and images from different angles may be taken.
I think you really need to verify how many images were taken before you code 72052.
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