AMA CPT® Assistant - 2001 Issue 10 (October)

Radiologic Ultrasound Procedures for Emergency Department Patients (October 2001)

October 2001 pages 1-3 Radiologic Ultrasound Procedures for Emergency Department Patients The following information pertains to the use of ultrasound guidance and diagnostic pelvic ultrasound on patients presenting to the emergency department. However, the instructions for reporting the listed radiology codes does not suggest to limit use of these codes to only the emergency department setting. The reporting instructions are appropriate for both physician and outpatient hospital reporting purposes. Ultrasound Guidance in Conjunction with Central Venous Access In the emergency department, the physician may deem it necessary to use radiologic guidance using ultrasound to assist in the placement of...

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