FAST charge on ER bill

bstephen

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Can anyone tell me what this charge is on an ER bill? This is a trauma case and trauma activation fee charged as well
 

Mojo

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From the ACEP website:

FAQ 1. What is the appropriate code for the FAST (Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma)exam?

There is no specific CPT-defined code for the usual clinical FAST exam. Rather, the exam is reportable as two distinct limited ultrasound examinations, when the requirements of both are performed:
•One component of the exam is the limited transthoracic echocardiogram (93308).

•The other component of the exam is the limited abdominal ultrasound (76705).
 
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