ABI's can be done with doppler waveforms or PVR depending upon the
preference of your reader. As for ABI's that are produced with a
stethescope and blood pressure cuffs or a doppler probe without production
of waveforms and a "printed" report with waveforms, these are covered by the
93922 and 93923. The first exam I described, as I understand it, is
considered a part of the office visit. The key is the production of a
printed report with waveforms and calculations.
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From: "Nancy Hohn" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2002 2:01 PM
> Don, et al.
> When you do abi's, they are normal and you then exercise, what type of
waveform analysis are you doing. PVR/Doppler? I was told that you can't
bill for abi's without any waveforms.
> I was also told that if you do abi's, waveforms (either PVR, CW, or as
part of a duplex, like when assessing grafts), and exercise you can bill
93924. Am I wrong or is this carrier specific? Frank?
> Nancy Hohn, RVT, RDCS
> Nebraska Heart Institute Vascular Lab
> Lincoln, NE
> (402) 483-8551