AMA CPT® Assistant - 2011 Issue 11 (November)

Radiology: Diagnostic Ultrasound (Q&A) (November 2011)

November 2011 page 10b Radiology: Diagnostic Ultrasound Question: Does code 76817, Ultrasound, pregnant uterus, real time with image documentation, transvaginal, include the valuation of both twin fetuses? Answer: Yes. Code 76817 describes obstetrical ultrasound evaluation via the transvaginal approach and includes evaluation of embryo(s) and gestational sac(s) and evaluation of maternal uterus, adnexa, and/or cervix. Code 76817 distinguishes between an obstetric transvaginal ultrasound and a non-obstetric transvaginal ultrasound (76830), and may be reported in addition to a transabdominal approach (76816) when necessary, to adequately view the structures. Code 76816, Ultrasound, pregnant uterus, real time with image documentation, follow-up (eg...

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