NGS Updates Abdominal and Pelvic Ultrasound LCD
National Government Services, Inc. (NGS) recently published a supplemental instructions article (SIA) with updated coding and other guidelines for the Abdominal and Pelvic Ultrasound Local Coverage Determination (LCD).
Effective Sept. 1, bill claims submitted to NGS, all services/procedures on the same day for the same beneficiary by the physician/provider on the same claim.
The SIA adds the urgent care facility (20) as one of the places of service the following CPT® codes are payable for the global, technical, and professional components.
76700 Ultrasound, abdominal, real time with image documentation; complete
76705 Ultrasound, abdominal, real time with image documentation; limited (eg, single organ, quadrant, follow-up)
76830 Ultrasound, transvaginal
76856 Ultrasound, pelvic (nonobstetric), real time with image documentation; complete
76857 Ultrasound, pelvic (nonobstetric), real time with image documentation; limited or follow-up (eg, for follicles)
Review the LCD and learn of other medical policy Parts A and B updates, revised LCDs, SIAs, and coverage articles effective Sept. 1. on the NGS Medicare University contractor Web site.
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