AMA CPT® Assistant - 2001 Issue 6 (June)

Medicine Extremity Arterial Studies (June 2001)

June 2001 page 10 Coding Consultation Extremity Arterial Studies, Medicine, 93923 (Q&A) Question My physician performed multiple level segmental Doppler waveform analysis of both the lower and upper limbs. Both were performed as complete bilateral studies, so code 93923 was reported. Should this be reported one time, or once for the arms and once for the legs? AMA Comment The language in the descriptor for code 93923 states, "Noninvasive physiologic studies of upper or lower extremity arteries..." indicating that if both the upper and the lower extremity arteries are studied in this fashion, code 93923 should be...

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