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    Question New code I haven't seen before
    Medical Coding Books
    Help! My physician has done:

    Pseudoaneurysm Closure Scan




    DESCRIPTION: Duplex imaging was carried out of the right groin after

    completion of ultrasound-guided thrombin injection. This demonstrated widely

    patent common femoral, proximal superficial femoral and profunda femoris

    arteries. The pseudoaneurysm shows no evidence of flow and is closed,

    post-thrombin injection.

    How do I code this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by acgtammy View Post
    Help! My physician has done:

    Pseudoaneurysm Closure Scan




    DESCRIPTION: Duplex imaging was carried out of the right groin after

    completion of ultrasound-guided thrombin injection. This demonstrated widely

    patent common femoral, proximal superficial femoral and profunda femoris

    arteries. The pseudoaneurysm shows no evidence of flow and is closed,

    post-thrombin injection.

    How do I code this?
    Help! My physician has done:

    Pseudoaneurysm Closure Scan




    DESCRIPTION: Duplex imaging was carried out of the right groin after

    completion of ultrasound-guided thrombin injection. This demonstrated widely

    patent common femoral, proximal superficial femoral and profunda femoris

    arteries. The pseudoaneurysm shows no evidence of flow and is closed,

    post-thrombin injection.

    How do I code this?

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    93926 is for duplex scan of lower extremity arteries, unilateral. In WPS LCD policy for arterial/venous studies, it states that non-invasive studies "can be utilized when invasive correction is contemplated, and to follow noninvasive medical treatment regimens to determine lesion regression."

    Since the physician is using the duplex to determine if flow has been stopped, it it billable.

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    Talking
    Thank you so much...I have done that code before. Dr used a diffrent term than I was use to. Thanks again

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