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    Default Doppler Renal Artery

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    What is the correct CPT for a doppler of the renal arteries?

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    Default 93976

    93976 for venous and arterial flow

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    Default 93976

    Could I add 76770-59 to check the kidneys?

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    U can if us study is also done

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    Arrow 93975 & 76770

    Yes, a renal ultrasound is done and the physician also states information about the resistive indices.The discription states "multiple longitudinal and transverse grayscale,as well as color pulse doppler images"... can codes 76770 & 93975 be reported?

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    Arrow Renal & Aorta US w/Doppler

    Referring physician ordered (and studies were completed):

    Aorta ultrasound w/Aortic Doppler
    Renal ultrasound w/Renal Doppler

    The studies included grayscale imaging of the aorta and kidneys, color & pw Doppler of the aorta, iliac arteries, and renal arteries & veins.

    My questions are
    1) When do you charge for a "complete" retroperitoneal (for grayscale and Doppler)?
    2) Would this still just be 93976 & 76770-59 (limited Doppler & limited retro us)
    or would the renal alone be a limited retro us & complete retro Doppler because it evaluated arterial & venous circulation of kidneys?


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