CPT 93975 describes a duplex scan, a medical procedure that assesses the arterial inflow and venous outflow in the abdominal, pelvic, scrotal, and retroperitoneal organs using high-frequency sound waves and a transducer.
What Is CPT Code 93975?
CPT code 93975 describes a procedure called a duplex scan. This procedure is used to assess the arterial inflow and venous outflow in the abdominal, pelvic, scrotal, and retroperitoneal organs.
During the procedure, the practitioner applies a gel to the skin in the relevant area and uses a transducer, a handheld device emitting high-frequency sound waves, to create images of the studied structures.
These images are displayed on a monitor for the practitioner to review. The procedure typically takes about 30 minutes.
The CPT book describes CPT code 93975 as: “Duplex scan of arterial inflow and venous outflow of abdominal, pelvic, scrotal contents and/or retroperitoneal organs; complete study.”
With the patient lying face up on an exam table, the practitioner applies a gel on the skin over the abdominal, pelvic, scrotal, and retroperitoneal areas.
The gel improves contact between the transducer and the skin and helps transmit sound waves. A duplex ultrasound machine sends high-frequency sound waves through a probe called a transducer.
The transducer is then pressed against the skin and moved over the area being studied. The machine creates images of the structures in those areas, and a monitor displays the images. The test usually takes about 30 minutes.
How To Use CPT 93975
You need complete documentation of the anatomic and physiologic parameters to report CPT 93975. The documentation should include a spectrum analysis and/or color flow mapping or imaging of the flowing blood.