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Consider Lateral Decubitus as Special View

Question: Our physician has documented “lateral decubitus” view in a chest X-ray. What does that mean, and how can we report this procedure? Florida Subscriber Answer: “Lateral decubitus” is one of the views which qualifies for the special chest X-ray views. You submit code 71035 (Radiologic examination, chest, special views [e.g., lateral decubitus, Bucky studies]) for the lateral decubitus view. What is [...]

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