Radiology Question for the Week of October 19, 2015

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What would be the most accurate way to code a follow-up duplex scan that was performed the day after a compression repair of a left groin pseudoaneurysm? Would this be included in 76936?  

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A follow-up duplex scan the next day would not be included in 76936. Assign code 93926 for the duplex scan.  

76936    Ultrasound guided compression repair of arterial pseudoaneurysm or arteriovenous fistulae (includes diagnostic ultrasound evaluation, compression of lesion and imaging)

93926    Duplex scan of lower extremity arteries or arterial bypass grafts; unilateral or limited study

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