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    The Technique read as " Real time ultrasound imaging of the bilateral upper extremities was performed. Diameters of arteries and veins were measured at multiple levels for evaluation of dialysis Graft."

    I suggest the following codes:
    93970-Duplex scan of extremity veins-Bilateral
    93930-Duplex scan of upper extremity arteries-Bilateral

    My fellow coders suggest 93990-Duplex scan of hemodialysis access including arterial inflow and venous outflow

    93990 is appropriate when there is Hemodialysis Graft.
    which is the correct way of reporting when a duplex scan is done for dialysis graft planning.( Dulplex of arteries and Veins)

    Your Inputs please!

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