Results 1 to 2 of 2

Coding ultrasound after endovenablation on legs

  1. Default Coding ultrasound after endovenablation on legs
    Medical Coding Books
    Our physician performed a percutaneous endovenous ablation, procedure 36475 on his patient. Two weeks later patient returns on a follow up visit. The patient is still having some pain so my physician did a ultrasound exam on the leg in the office. We own the ultrasound machine. Only one leg was done. I don't know if I can code 93971 and if I can code that, what documentation should I be looking for to support that code.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.
    Marci Klaubauf

  2. #2
    We do these all time and the patients come back a few weeks later for the ultrasound. These procedures don't have a global period. 93971 is a unilateral study, so it's appropriate for one leg. and since you own the machine, you'd be billing globally for both technical and professional components. The doctor's documentation should state the ultrasound was performed, why, his findings, evaluation of blood flow, any blockages, etc, if any, what he feels is causing the pain...what you would normally do for an ultrasound of this type.

Similar Threads

  1. Wounds of legs
    By in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-01-2013, 10:06 AM
  2. interventions on bypass grafts legs
    By jhcpc09 in forum Cardiology
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-13-2011, 08:32 AM
  3. fractional flow reserve in the legs
    By ksschroeder in forum Interventional Radiology
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-18-2011, 11:43 AM
  4. legs drawing
    By millert in forum Emergency Department
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-06-2010, 01:32 PM
  5. Abdominal w/ Legs Angio--Brachial Access
    By jtuominen in forum Interventional Radiology
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-21-2009, 09:55 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.