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    Our physicians wants to start doing stress echocardiograms in the office. I would use the CPT code 93350 for the procedure but would I use 93320 and 93325 normally with a regular echocardiogram. The CPT book also has in parathesis below code 93350 that we could bill 93016 and 93018 would I bill all five CPT codes for this procedure?

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    We use the 93016 & 93018 with the 93350. (I've never used the 93320 & 93325 for a stress echo). The old echo code 93306 used to get the 93320 & 93325, but now we only use those two codes with the TEE. : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by christyjeff24 View Post
    Our physicians wants to start doing stress echocardiograms in the office. I would use the CPT code 93350 for the procedure but would I use 93320 and 93325 normally with a regular echocardiogram. The CPT book also has in parathesis below code 93350 that we could bill 93016 and 93018 would I bill all five CPT codes for this procedure?



    Our Cardiologists do the stress echocardiograms here in the office as well and we always ONLY use 93350/26, 93016, and 93018. If he were doing a TEE, I agree with Charity about using the 93320 and 93325 along with 93312. I would not include these with the stress echo. Hope this helps!

    Brandy Edmondson, CPC
    Last edited by brandyleigh23; 03-16-2011 at 12:49 PM.

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    Just curious, why don't any of you use 93351?

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    We use 93351, 93320 & 93325 for stress echo done in the office

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    Quote Originally Posted by dclark7 View Post
    Just curious, why don't any of you use 93351?
    I was wondering the same thing, if it is being done in your office and it is your equipment and you're doing all the components of the stress test you should be using 93351.

    93350 is only when you're not doing all the components of the stress test (as in a test performed at the hospital and you're only doing professional component)

    Jessica CPC, CCC

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    I see what you are saying about the usage of 93351 if it is done in our office. My guess would be that since we are a multi-specialty group and our patients are sent over to Imaging Dept. it is not technically done in our office with our equipment. Although I will be sure to check into it! Thank you for the information

    Brandy Edmondson, CPC
    Last edited by brandyleigh23; 03-17-2011 at 12:17 PM.

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    why not code 93015 with 93350? or use 93351 with 93018 and 93016? please advice

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