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    I know this isnt interventional; however, I did not see a radiology forum. I would be so greatful if someone would view report and tell me what code(s) you would choose and why. I am thinking it should be a 93975.

    What are your thoughts? :

    RENAL SONOGRAM:
    HISTORY: Hypertension. Chronic kidney disease stage III.
    FINDINGS: Right kidney measures 14.3 x 7.5 x 7.4 cm, left kidney 12.6 x 5.0 x 5.0 cm. Bilateral grade III hydroureteronephrosis. Right ureter up to 1.9 cm. Left ureter up to 0.9 cm. Cortical thickness is within normal limits for age at 1.4 cm on the right and 1.7 cm on the left.
    IMPRESSION: RIGHT KIDNEY 14.3 CM, LEFT KIDNEY 12.6 CM. BILATERAL GRADE III HYDROURETERONEPHROSIS.
    DUPLEX DOPPLER ULTRASOUND RENAL ARTERIES WITH RESISTIVE INDICES:
    RBSP: 209/98 mmHg

    AORTA: 1.5 cm 0.59 m/sec

    RIGHT KIDNEY:
    Right Renal Artery 6 mm
    Velocities (m/sec) P= not/seen M=0.38 D=0.29 m/sec
    RI 59
    RAR 0.64
    Hilar Sampling Velocity 0.40 m/sec

    LEFT KIDNEY:
    Left Renal Artery 6 mm
    Velocities (m/sec) P=0.57 M=0.41 D=0.42 m/sec
    RI 71
    RAR 0.97
    Hilar Sampling Velocity 0.42 m/sec

    (RAR <=1.0 = N; >3.5 Critical Stenosis)
    (RI: 0.56 to 0.7 = Normal)

    RIGHT RENAL VEIN: No pairing 9 mm Spectral Waveform: Normal
    LEFT RENAL VEIN: No pairing 9 mm Spectral Waveform: Normal
    IMPRESSION: NO SIGNIFICANT RENAL ARTERY STENOSIS.
    URINARY BLADDER SONOGRAM:

    Nondistended volume 30 cc, postvoid 5 cc. The distal ureters do not appear dilated.

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    i'd go with 93975,76770-59

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    The codes I would use would be..
    93975 (59) &
    76775
    Jessica O'Donnell CPC

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    Because of the Aorta information included I would agree with the 76770

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