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    Pt had an MRA neck w/wo performed......order and indication on report state CAROTID STENOSIS. Impression states NORMAL MRA OF THE CAROTID ARTERIES. No other history.

    Should I be coding 433.10 or V71.89???


    Kimberley Tober, CPC
    Franklin, TN

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    Birmingham, Alabama
    Quote Originally Posted by kimberley View Post
    pt had an mra neck w/wo performed......order and indication on report state carotid stenosis. Impression states normal mra of the carotid arteries. No other history.

    Should i be coding 433.10 or v71.89???


    kimberley tober, cpc
    franklin, tn

    Danny L. Peoples

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    if the PT has Medicare I would check the LCD list for your state, V71.89 may not be a billable code. Also, most payers will not pay on "V" codes. Does the patient have other symptoms, family history of carotid stenosis, stroke?

    I hope this helps.

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