Dx code for abnormal ultrasound (pregnancy)

sab001

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I work in a diagnostic laboratory that performs molecular testing. One of our test is intended for patients considered to have high-risk pregnancy.

When reviewing the coverage policies for this test, multiple insurance companies list 'abnormal ultrasound' as one of the reasons for covering the test.

Some providers check off 'abnormal ultrasound' as an indicator on the test requisition form and list diagnosis code 655.83.

Is there a better code that more specifically identifies an 'abnormal ultrasound'?

sab001
 

jbrightw

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There is no specific code for above said 'Abnormal ultrasound'. I would suggest to go with 655.83 for coverage.

Jesus Brightwin
 
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