Question:

We have a new vascular surgeon asking us to perform ankle/brachial indices (ABI) plus arterial Doppler of both lower extremities, then have the patient walk on the treadmill and rescan the patient after walking. Is there a code for this?

Answer:

Yes, look at the following code:

93924 Noninvasive physiologic studies of lower extremity arteries, at rest and following treadmill stress testing, (i.e., bidirectional Doppler waveform or volume plethysmography recording and analysis at rest with ankle/brachial indices immediately after and at timed intervals following performance of a standardized protocol on a motorized treadmill plus recording of time of onset of claudication or other symptoms, maximal walking time, and time to recovery) complete bilateral study

 

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