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    Unhappy AP Pelvis and Frog-lateral view of right hip

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    Can any one tell me how to code the report below
    AP pelvis and frog-lateral right hip -
    The hip joint spaces are narrowed symmetrically. Some osteophyte formation is present on the femoral necks. Bilateral protrusio acetabuli is present. Degenerative narrowing and facet sclerosis are present in the lower lumbosacral spine. No acute fractures or bone destruction.
    1. Pelvis. Findings consistent with rheumatoid arthritis. Negative for recent bony injury.

    Is it coded as 73500, 72170 or,
    73510 alone or,
    Please clarify......
    Last edited by sunojkrishnamurthy; 10-21-2010 at 11:14 AM. Reason: I have added to Report

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    Your first option is correct, 72170 with 73500

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