AMA CPT® Assistant - 2012 Issue 1 (January)

Medicine: Noninvasive Vascular Diagnostic Studies (Q&A) (January 2012)

January 2012 page 13b Medicine: Noninvasive Vascular Diagnostic Studies Question: For facility reporting, may code 93970 be reported once when performed for the upper extremities and once for the lower extremities with Modifier 59 appended? Answer: It is appropriate to report CPT code 93970, Duplex scan of extremity veins including responses to compression and other maneuvers; complete bilateral study, once for the upper extremity veins and once for the lower extremity veins when bilateral studies of both upper and lower extremities are performed. This code is intended to identify either the upper or the lower extremities, and Modifier 59...

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