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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One Response to “NGS Updates Abdominal and Pelvic Ultrasound LCD”

  1. HOLLY says:

    Is there a combined cpt code for a abdomen and pelvic ULTRASOUND like there is for CT???

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