Since there has been views on this post, I thought I'd share the answer:
"A few questions commonly occur when coding for noninvasive vascular scans of the extremities. If a limited bilateral study is performed, the code used should be the âunilateral or limited studyâ codes (93926, 93931, 93971). These codes are not just for a unilateral, or limited unilateral study, but encompass a bilateral study, which is otherwise limited, as opposed to complete.4 The physiologic study codes state âupper or lower extremity,â making it appropriate, when both upper and lower extremities are studied, to report the code twice."
I am thinking that NGS policy is more referring to not billing a quantity of 2 rather than using a different code for bilateral studies.
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