AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Views..

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007

    Default Views..

    AAPC: Back to School
    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!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Columbus GA


    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:


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007


    Thanks so much Jackie, that helped a lot!

Similar Threads

  1. Knee views?
    By JREDLINE in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-22-2011, 11:28 AM
  2. Additional views
    By stapia in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-16-2011, 12:43 PM
  3. Radiology- chest 2 views vs Ribs PA chest 3 views
    By mizzmaryb in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-16-2010, 09:39 AM
  4. 73110---# views
    By dizzymcfly in forum Interventional Radiology
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-09-2009, 07:05 AM
  5. comparison views
    By jpenland1 in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-04-2009, 09:33 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.