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    my question is if a pt rec'd bilateral knee x rays to both knees.

    would you code it as
    Please help the cpt index states knee,bilateral 73565,however when i look at the description it states radiologic exam,both knees,standing,anteroposterior.

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    You would code 73560-RT and 73562-LT. Code 73565 can be coded only if it is the only exam done. When additional views are done with the standing AP bilateral, you count the views for each knee and code the appropriate codes by number of views.

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    Depending on how many views the 73560 LT and 73560 RT was correct. I do not know how the 73562 came into this scenario.

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    It's 73560-lt .

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