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April 9, 2021

Please clarify the x-rays at referring facilities. If patient has a hip x-ray, there isn’t a specific code under the BW0 anatomical regions. Do you want us to use the BW01ZZZ for abdomen and pelvis or the BQ0 code that is specifically hip?

If the x-ray is for the hip specifically, I recommend using the BQ0 code. If it is a diagnostic x-ray that is of the entire pelvis that happened to identify a hip injury, that is when I would use the BW01ZZZ code.

If you would like to send over the documentation you have, we can take a look and offer a better recommendation.

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