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Topic Originator: Lyla
Post Date June 26, 2012 @ 11:20 AM
Radiology Question

June 26, 2012 @ 11:20 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I am a medical coding student and I am having trouble answering a coding question. Was wondering if anyone would be willing to answer a question for me?
How do you code for the following example (CPT and ICD-9 codes):
Radiology Report 
       Examination of:       Biophysical Profile
       Clinical Symptoms:  High blood pressure, estimated gestational age 28 weeks, 5 days.
       Biophysical profile:  The placenta is located along the anterior wall.  It is heterogeneous in exhotexture, grade II.  The AFI is 5.4 cm, which is low.  Fetal motion noted by technologist.  Heart rate is 147 bpm.  Intrauterine hopoechoic area seen anteriorly within the uterus measures about 2 cm in size and a second similar sized hoypechoic area is located within the uterus.  Both findings are presumed fibroids.  They are nonspecific findings, however.  Biophysical profile was scored a perfect 8 out of 8.

June 27, 2012 @ 9:14 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

99291 -25  785.59 772.25
12201 -59  043.59

July 16, 2012 @ 5:08 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

The correct code depends on if it's a stressed or non-stressed biophysical profile.  Usually it's a non-stress where I'm at, so 76819.  DX:  v28.3

kim baiely
January 9, 2014 @ 9:53 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

what would the icd-9-cm code be?

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