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AAA Ultrasound - Help

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    Can some one help. Please! Does Medicare cover Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Ultrasound to confirm the extent of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in a patient who is already showing symptoms.

    I am not talking about the Screening for "Welcome to Medicare" patients. But regular medicare patients.

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    I do not know of any LCD's for U/S Abdomen for AAA. Since the pt. has been dx w/ a AAA the pt will be followed to access size and / or enlargment. If the pt is symptomatic I would certainly think they would cover it but check with Medicare for your state to verify coverage and if they may require a CT.

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    I'm in the Trailblazer Health Medicare area & found an LCD that I'll try to paste the link for you...Not sure if it will answer your question....

    It's titled :

    LCD Title

    Ultrasound, Abdominal and Retroperitoneal – 4U-22AB-R6

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