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    AP Both Standing, lateral (bilateral), and Sunrise.

    73565 and 73562 or 73562 bilateral?

    AP Both Standing is it's own bilateral view; two views bilateral plus one view for Sunrise or three views.

    I am always confused on this.

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    What I see from your statement is a bilateral standing, 73565 no problem
    then a Lateral view, bilateral
    then a sunrise view, one limb only
    this then comes out to the 73560 with a 50 modifier, since you did two views on one side and one view on the other but the code is for one or two views that is per side. the 73562 is for 3 views on one side.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    OK. I see where I am going wrong. I keep totalling up ALL views. My other thinking was the two views, bilateral knee or 73560-50.


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