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Is a PA chest xray a single view xray?

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    Hi there:

    I'm drawing a blank on this one--Is a PA chest xray considered a single view xray? I think the study I have is a unbundled abdominal series but want to be sure that a PA chest xray is a single view before I correct the CPT coding.

    Thanks for any help.

    Debbie K

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkaz1 View Post
    Hi there:

    I'm drawing a blank on this one--Is a PA chest xray considered a single view xray? I think the study I have is a unbundled abdominal series but want to be sure that a PA chest xray is a single view before I correct the CPT coding.

    Thanks for any help.

    Debbie K
    Yes, PA=Posterior Anterior( back to front) is one view.

    HTH
    Danny L. Peoples
    CIRCC,CPC

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    Thanks so much for replying--They're billing 71020 for a PA view along with an abdominal xray--wanted to be sure--sometimes the simpliest questions are stumpers.

    Have a wonderful holiday.

    Debbie K

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    For the PA Chest X-Ray you should use 71010

    And you mentioned Abdominal X-Ray which is 74000.

    Hope this helps.

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