AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 5 (May)

Radiology Lower Extremities, 73510 (Q&A) (May 1999)

May 1999 page 10 Coding Consultation Radiology Lower Extremities, 73510 (Q&A) Question Is CPT code 73510 used to code a unilateral hip x-ray with two or more views, or is it used to report a bilateral hip x-ray? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, code 73510, Radiologic examination, hip, unilateral; complete, minimum of two views, is a unilateral code, as is stated in the code descriptor. Some of the procedures in CPT are not printed in their entirety, but refer back to a common portion of the procedure listed in a preceding entry. This is evident when...

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