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CPT '93875' in 2012?

Cathy Posted Thu 10th of November, 2011 14:48:35 PM

I've seen the release of 2012 reimbursements for Medicare. There was nothing listed for '93875' at all. Is there something we should know?

SuperCoder Answered Thu 10th of November, 2011 18:47:31 PM

Code 93875, Noninvasive physiologic studies of extracranial arteries, complete bilateral study (eg, periorbital flow direction with arterial compression, ocular pneumoplethysmography, Doppler ultrasound spectral analysis), and 93880, Duplex scan of extracranial arteries; complete bilateral study, were identified as being reported together greater than 75 percent of the time. Because Doppler ultrasound is a component of 93880 and the other examples of noninvasive physiologic studies of extracranial arteries, namely periorbital flow direction with arterial compression and ocular pneumoplethysmography, are services that may no longer be performed, code 93875 will be deleted. The noninvasive physiologic testing was abandoned by the vast majority of physicians with the arrival of duplex ultrasonography. Most practitioners and societies believe this form of evaluation has been retired.

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