can we use v72.40 with 76801?

prem_ponnuru

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Hello every one,

can I use v72.40 and v72.41 ( pregnancy test, unconfirmed and negative ) with 76801 an ob ultrasound?

thanks for your help

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I'd say no, - you shouldn't be using an ob ultra sound code if they aren't "ob"... ;) if it's an ob ultra sound - shouldn't they "be" pregnant?
if they're not pregnant, shouldn't you use the "non ob" ultra sound code?
{that's my opinion on the posted matter}
 

prem_ponnuru

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Thx for response

Hi Donna,

thanks for your response.

So,I should use non ob ultrasound cpt 76856 if pregnancy is not yet confirmed i.e v72.40 or v72.41. correct?
 

dmaec

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prem, why are they doing an ultra sound? They can't be doing it just to confirm a preganancy are they? (I mean there are other ways to confirm a pregnancy). Usually, they're doing an ultrasound (ob or non-ob) for a specific reason/issue.

why are they doing them?
 
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