AMA CPT® Assistant - 2010 Issue 5 (May)

Radiology: Diagnostic Ultrasound (Q&A) (May 2010)

May 2010 page 9c Radiology: Diagnostic Ultrasound (Q&A) Question: What is the appropriate code to report for an obstetrical ultrasound follow-up performed on a patient who is pregnant with triplets when a previous exam showed a suspected abnormality? Answer: CPT code 76816, Ultrasound, pregnant uterus, real time with image documentation, follow-up (eg, re-evaluation of fetal size by measuring standard growth parameters and amniotic fluid volume, re-evaluation of organ system(s) suspected or confirmed to be abnormal on a previous scan), transabdominal approach, per fetus, should be reported once for each fetus that requires re-evaluation. The same code is reported...

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