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    I am looking for knowledge in billing for codes 93307,93320 and 93325 are these billed with a modifier, and can you bill the dx as the symptom or do you have to wait for the report and bill with the findings. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Elizabeth, CPC

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    I bill for echo's frequently and as of the first of the year, you cannot bill those three codes together. If you are doing a complete echo with the spectral doppler and color doppler you need to use the code 93306. That is the new code this year for a complete echo. You can bill the 93307 if you do not include the spectral or color dopplers.

    I bill with both types of dx's. If the report comes back and it's a fairly normal echo, then I will bill with the symptoms. If it comes back with a definitive dx then I use that instead.

    I hope this helps you.

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    So Now we are unable to bill 93307-93320-93325 for a complete echo. does that mean that CPT 93306 is composed of the 3 CPTs. does 93306 capture all 3 (previously reported) components or must we attach add on codes??? PLEASE HELP!

    Marisela A.

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    Unhappy CPT 93307 Was reviewed???
    So Now we are unable to bill 93307-93320-93325 for a complete echo. does that mean that CPT 93306 is composed of the 3 CPTs. does 93306 capture all 3 (previously reported) components or must we attach add on codes??? PLEASE HELP!

    Marisela A.

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    As the modifier question for the echoes, you would use a modifier 26 if the doctor does not own his own equipment or does the echo at a hospital. If the echo is done in the cardiologist office and he owns the equipment you would not use a modifier at all. Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pricandime View Post
    So Now we are unable to bill 93307-93320-93325 for a complete echo. does that mean that CPT 93306 is composed of the 3 CPTs. does 93306 capture all 3 (previously reported) components or must we attach add on codes??? PLEASE HELP!

    Marisela A.
    Yes to 99306 - includes spectral doppler and color flow doppler.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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    As of the first of the year we use the one CPT 93307 to represent all 3 codes for a complete echo. I wait until the physician has dictated his completed report to code my diagnoses. Likewise, if it is normal, i use the reasons for the test. If not, I use the diagnoses he gives me in his report.

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