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Scoliosis x-ray

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    Default Scoliosis x-ray
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    What would be the best CPT in the below scenario: 72010 or 72069 or 72080


    Scoliosis follow-up.

    Standing AP and lateral views of the entire spine were performed.

    Comparison is made to a study dated 11/18/09.

    Dextroscoliosis persists in the thoracolumbar spine. The curvature has increased slightly in severity with a Cobb angle of 34 degrees between the top of T5 and the bottom of L2. No kyphosis has developed. No spondylolysis is seen.

    The vertebrae are in good alignment on lateral view.

    Slightly increased dextroscoliosis of the thoracolumbar s

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    Can anyone help/suggest the right CPT code?


    Kimberley Tober, CPC
    Franklin, TN

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    Default Scoli Xray
    Have you looked at 72069?

    CPT 72069
    CPT Description
    Radiologic examination, spine, thoracolumbar, standing (scoliosis)
    Lay Description
    The physician takes and examines an x-ray image of the spine from the front of the body to check for any abnormal curvature of the spine.

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    Report states entire spine.....would 72010, not be appropriate?

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