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Old 11-05-2007, 12:23 PM
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Exclamation CPT 76770 vs 76775

Can someone please help me determine when to use the retroperitoneal complete ultrasound vs. the limited? I was trained that if ultrasound of right and left kidney is done (with or w/out bladder), that CPT 76775 should be used; however, if above is done along with renal pelvis, ureters, bladder then the complete would be used (76770). Does this sound correct?
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:01 PM
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the guidelines have changed and all 8 organs have to be documented to be considered to be complete.
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If the clinical history suggests urinary tract pathology, a complete evaluation of the kidneys and urinary bladder also comprises a complete retroperitoneal ultrasound
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:58 PM
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You were correct in your thinking but also remember that a complete includes the kidneys, abdomina, aorta, common iliac artery origins and inferior vena cava. Anything less would be limited.
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Old 06-08-2011, 11:57 PM
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scenario 1
A complete ultrasound of the retroperitoneum consists of B-mode scans of: the kidneys, abdominal aorta, common iliac artery origins and inferior vena cava, including any demonstrated retroperitoneal abnormality
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If the clinical history suggests urinary tract pathology, a complete evaluation of the kidneys and urinary bladder also comprises a complete retroperitoneal ultrasound
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