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Cpt 77077?

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    Can someone guide me to the correct way to code a long leg alignment AP xray for a knee. The film that we perform is of the entire lower extremity from the hip joint to the ankle joint. I am leaning toward 77077 but I am not sure. If you could guide me to the official source, I would really appreciate it!!
    Last edited by kmuma; 06-17-2009 at 10:45 AM.

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    If this is just a single AP view of the knee, you should be using 73560. Is this an infant? If so, you could then use 73592. If I run into a situation of an adult needing an x-ray of the "lower extremity", I tend to use 73550 for the femur. There isn't a particular code for an adult to x-ray the ENTIRE lower extremity. I would also look a the script. You may need to bill multiple codes for what needed to be viewed.
    Hope that helps.

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    I have had these before for an adult, I have used 73550 & 73590 as long as it documents looking at both sections. From these views they can also see the joints so these would not be necessary.

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