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Limited/Follow-Up Echo??

  1. Default Limited/Follow-Up Echo??
    Medical Coding Books
    Physician states "this is a follow up study...". Physician bills 93306 and examines all structures required for a complete echo. Should this still be a "follow-up" study (93308) even though it meets the complete requirements?

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    If you own the equipment and do the Echos in your office you must bill a limited after a complete. Such as:

    2/1/10 93306
    2/2/10 93308 watch for the color flow 93321

    5/10/10 93308

    I believe you can only bill an echo 93306 done in your office once a year(double check on either 6 months or a year)

    When done in the hospital you can bill all the 93306 you want

    Hope this helps

  3. #3
    Hendersonville, NC
    WHere would I find information regarding the "once a year" or "once every six months" policy for in office echos? We are having an issue with these not paying.

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