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Topic Originator: Carrie Williams
Post Date October 20, 2010 @ 1:09 PM
Acceptable diagnosis for vascular ultrasound

Carrie Williams
October 20, 2010 @ 1:09 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Does anyone know if Medicare will pay for a unitlateral or bilateral lower extremity ultrasound (93971 or 93970), using diagnosis code V15.1 (History of surgery to heart or great vessels)?  Our physician has recently started doing a six mos ultrasound check following each EVLT procedure.  Would this be the correct code to use, since they should no longer be symptomatic?


Marilyn Lucus CPC CMOM
October 27, 2010 @ 8:19 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I would suggest you review your LCD/NCD for your carrier and see what DX's are acceptable for those procedures.

February 24, 2011 @ 5:42 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Medicare typically will not pay for a "V" code.

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