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Arterial studies in Vascular Lab

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    Hello everybody,
    I was given this question, and I need someone opinion. If a non-invasive lower extremity arterial study that consists of measuriing pulse waveforms at multiple sites, do I use 93923? And is that unilateral or bilateral study. If it is done at only one site (ankle/brachial indices) do I use 93922, and again unilateral or bilateral?
    Thanks,
    Jim Pawloski

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Pawloski View Post
    Hello everybody,
    I was given this question, and I need someone opinion. If a non-invasive lower extremity arterial study that consists of measuriing pulse waveforms at multiple sites, do I use 93923? And is that unilateral or bilateral study. If it is done at only one site (ankle/brachial indices) do I use 93922, and again unilateral or bilateral?
    Thanks,
    Jim Pawloski
    Tough question. Both codes are bilateral by description so if a unilateral procedure was performed I would try using the 52 modifier (I don't know if that would work) for reduced services.
    I agree that multiple sites should be 93923 and one site 93922.

    HTH
    Danny L. Peoples
    CIRCC,CPC

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpeoples View Post
    Tough question. Both codes are bilateral by description so if a unilateral procedure was performed I would try using the 52 modifier (I don't know if that would work) for reduced services.
    I agree that multiple sites should be 93923 and one site 93922.

    HTH
    Danny,
    Thank you very much for answering my question. I figured that using modifier 52 would be for unilateral but which code would be for single site as compaired to multiple sites

    Thanks,
    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Pawloski View Post
    Danny,
    Thank you very much for answering my question. I figured that using modifier 52 would be for unilateral but which code would be for single site as compaired to multiple sites

    Thanks,
    Jim
    single site (unilateral) should be 93922-52
    multiple sites (unilateral) 93923-52

    Danny L. Peoples
    CIRCC,CPC

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