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New add-on code 93352 for Bubble Studies???

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    Question New add-on code 93352 for Bubble Studies???
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    What does everyone think of using the new 2009 code, 93352, for Bubble Studies?

    All literature I've seen says that the agitated saline is considered an "echocardiographic contrast agent".

    =) Erica

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    I agree.

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    I ran it by my cariologist's nurse and she told me the bubble studies are done during non-stress echoes (e.g. 93306) NOT during the stress echos. Since code 93352 is specific to contrast injected during stress echos, it would not apply.

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    I think I was asleep at the wheel. You are correct Erica. A bubble study is not used during stress. I was think of Dobutamine. Nice to see you around... I used to see you on MAB.

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    cannot use 93352 for bubble study, as this is for contrast with stress echo only, a bubble study is with saline and is not done as stress echo, coding for office setting should be 93306/J7040 or J7042, depends on which saline you use.

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