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Ultrasound Extremity Vein/Vascular

Date: Mar 14, 2023


Indication: Right lower extremity DVT. FINDINGS: Patient's placed in prone position on the fluoroscopic table. The right popliteal fossa region was scanned using the linear probe. A permanent copy of the ultrasounds placed the patient's records. Popliteal vein appears patent. The scheduled thrombolysis was not performed since the patient's clinical condition has significantly improved and no longer has pain in the right lower extremity and swelling has significantly improved. Recommend continued conservative management with anticoagulation. 

Previously the recommendations were to use 76881/76882 per ACR in Question IDs 8142, 8366 and 10687. Since 76881/76882 are for non-vascular structures, is this still the current recommendation or can we use 93971-52? Please advise what the best CPT to use in this case is.

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