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Posted By Angie on 06-01-2005, 21:45:00 in Radiology
Hello all I was wondering if you could help me with a question regarding cervical views. When the interp states flexion and extension views performed and doesn't mention other views I have been coding 72040. (I read this as 2 views) I code 72052 when it states 5 views performed including flexion/extension. There is a controversy in our office regarding interpreting this in the CPT book. My supervisor says if the report mentions flexion and extension than 72052 should be always be reported, even though other views aren't mentioned. Could you explain why/why not 72040 would be used for flexion and extension only. Thanks in advance.