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    Can some help with what would be the correct code to bill for the following ultrasound. I am debating between 93979 & 93976. The report states:

    Abdominal Arterial Duplex

    Indication: Atherosclerosis

    Procedure: Abdominal ultrasound was performed using grayscale & color-doppler to visualize the abdominal Aorta. images were recorded

    Measurements of Peak Velocities
    Diameter Velocity
    Proximal abdominal aorta - 2.0cm 0.61m/s
    mid abdominal aorta - 1.3cm 0.48m/s
    Distal abdominal aorta - 1.5cm 0.46m/s

    Impression: ther is calcific plaquewithout evedence of abdominal aortic aneurysm. Laminar dopplar flow is noted, without evidence of stenosis.

    Please let me know if this is 93978 or 93976. I am really confused. Also if the documentation is support the CPT code.

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    I would use 93979. Why 93975 is for arterial inflow and venous outflow of ab, pevlic, scrotal contents - they report doesn't mention this - 93979 is for duplex scan of the aorta which is mention in this report

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jane F. Elliott CPC View Post
    I would use 93979. Why 93975 is for arterial inflow and venous outflow of ab, pevlic, scrotal contents - they report doesn't mention this - 93979 is for duplex scan of the aorta which is mention in this report
    Thanks for your quick reply. But do you think the documentation is good for the 93979?

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