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    Can anyone tell me what I should be coding for a limited stress echos in the office. I know for a full stress echo we bill 93351,93320,93325,93352, and the drug code. What happens when we just do a follow-up or limited to focus on one specific area? Do I use the 93308,93320,93325? Or still the same as a complete stress echo since it does not say complete or limited. Thanks everyone.

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    If you are focusing on one area of the heart when performing a stress echocardiogram then you would bill with 93015, 93308, 99321 & 93325 & 93352 if a contrast drug is used. Billing with 93308 you are informing the payer that you did not look at all 4 chambers, valves and pericardium and only looking at a limited section. So I think it would be appropriate to bill it this way.

    Good luck,
    Dee, CPC, CCC

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