Hey everybody, In doing a quick search of this to back myself up I may have
been too quick to deliver my opinion. I need to browse the lit. a bit more.
Seems to be a controversy in the recent literature over this issue. More to
follow. If anybody who's up to speed on this wants to chime it go right
ahead and correct me. I still stand on my issue re billing and performing of
complete vs limited studies.

On Wed, May 5, 2010 at 10:36 PM, Steve Knight <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Norm. I attempt to do a complete study of the kidney. Research has shown
> that revascularizing a kidney with intrinsic vascular disease has limited
> impact on improving renal function. For that reason I think its important to
> gather all of that data. Plus if billing for a full study, to do less would
> be fraudulent. Wouldn't it be like just getting a CCA and a peak ICA
> velocity in the carotid?
> Steve.
> Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
> -----Original Message-----
> From:         Norman Paley <[log in to unmask]>
> Date:         Wed, 5 May 2010 21:07:37
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Renal artery Doppler, partial study If positive?
> After a conversation that I had today with a general ultrasound
> technologist I have a question.  Does anybody here who does renal artery
> Doppler studies consider the study for that kidney completed and stop upon
> determining that the renal/aortic ratio is > 3.5, or, do you continue and
> try to get all of the additional data and views that are generally obtained
> in a complete renal artery study?  Thank you for any response.
> Norman Paley, BS, RVT
> Technical Director Vascular Laboratory
> Richmond University Medical Center
> Staten Island, New York
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Specialists In Ultrasound, Inc.

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