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Limited vs complete echocardiogram

Date: Jan 26, 2023


If the MD orders a limited echo and the report states a limited echo was performed using colorflow and doppler AND all elements of a complete study were resulted (LV and LA, RV and RA, mitral, tricuspid and aortic valves, pericardium and portion of the aorta adjacent to the heart.....should a 93306 be billed instead? Does the order need to match the code and is it appropriate to bill a complete study when the intent is to perform a limited?

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