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    Would anyone know where I would be able to find specific documentation on what constitutes a "view"? For example, 72072, "Thoracic Spine 3views." I need to know which views that might include, "AP, Lateral, Swimmers?"

    Apparently I have a transcriptionist that is saying a swimmers view is included in a lateral view and therefore only makes "1 view". I was never taught that, but I never have actually seen any documentation supporting it either. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have searched high and low and came up with nothing!

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    Diagnostic X-Rays — Spine:

    72010 Spine, entire, A-P & Lateral
    72020 Spine, single view, specify level
    72040 Cervical spine, A-P & Lateral
    72050 Cervical spine, minimum 4 views
    72052 Cervical spine, complete including oblique and flexion and/or extension studies
    72070 Thoracic spine, A-P and Lateral
    72072 Thoracic spine, including Swimmer's view of the cervicothoracic junction
    72074 Thoracic spine complete, including obliques, minimum 4 views
    72080 Spine, thoracic lumbar junction, A-P & Lateral
    72090 Scoliosis study, including supine and erect studies
    72100 Lumbosacral, A-P & Lateral
    72110 Lumbosacral, complete with oblique views, 4 views
    72114 Lumbosacral, complete including bending views
    72120 Lumbosacral, bending views only, minimum 4 views
    72170 Pelvis, A-P only
    72180 Pelvis, stereo
    I got this from and hope it helps your concern:


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    Thanks so much Jackie, that helped a lot!

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