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    Hi Coders, can you answer this one?...
    ...for a large patient if it takes four films to fit the entire abdomen for the
    two views (for ap supine and upright), would you call it a 2view or 4view?

    just looking for an opinion...thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by conniff View Post
    Hi Coders, can you answer this one?...
    ...for a large patient if it takes four films to fit the entire abdomen for the
    two views (for ap supine and upright), would you call it a 2view or 4view?

    just looking for an opinion...thanks

    The CPT description does not include that terminology (2 view/4 view), so the number of films required is irrelevant except for a single AP view. What determines the correct code is the type of views:

    A single AP (anteroposterior) view is 74000.

    AP with additional oblique and cone views? that would be 74010 etc...


    HTH
    Danny L. Peoples
    CIRCC,CPC

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    I would code it as 74020
    Prabha CPC

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