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    Question ? 93925 & 93979 or just 93925 ?

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    Would you bill 93925 & 93979 or just 93925?
    I would like you opinion what you would. Also does any one have any good documentation regaurding when and when not to bill 93979?

    exam: Bi Lwr Ext Art study

    findings: arterial duplex doppler of both lower extremities was performed.

    Right leg: Aortoilial inflow is normal. Triphasic waveforms are present down to the tibial vessels.

    Left Leg:Aortoilial inflow is normal. Triphasic waveforms are present down to the tibial vessels.

    Impression: Normal Arterial runoff

    Tech worsheet that was given to us was for the Lower Ext Art. I believe that only proximal thigh Aortoiliac vessels were scanned & there is no mention of inflow/outflow.

    **So what would you code?

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    Default Bilateral Study

    From the information you provided it would appear that only 93925 is appropriate for use and no other code.

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    Where did you get the 93979 from? It is a unilateral or limited duplex scan of aorta, inferior vena cava, iliac vasculature, or bypass grafts. This is intra-abdominal or pelvic area. Do you have this confused with another code?

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    I am from the radiology end.... the facilty has been billing 93925 & 93979. Where I have only been billing 93925. They state they us 93979 bc of the iliac vasculature-- (and it is not confused w/ any other code- but that is my point)... in my thought the iliac seen on a ext art is included in 93925- and in order to bill 93979 the would have to exam the iliac vessels in the intra-abdominal and/or pelvic tract.

    Anyone know where I can find some doc. on this.
    Last edited by TamaraM; 06-14-2011 at 10:19 AM.

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