I have a question regarding billing for vascular studies for upper and lower extremeties. For example, if we are billing for venous dopper lower extremity, are you supposed to bill 93965 and 93971 together or just 93971? Also, when we are billing for bilateral venous doppler should we bill 93965 and 93970 together or just 93970? If a technician spends about 30-40 minutes scanning one leg to look for a DVT and perform a complete doppler, wouldn't both codes 93965 and 93971 be applicable?
Serena N Cottrell CPC