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tlaubhan

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Can anyone tell me as to what codes would be used for FAST (focus assessement sonogram for trauma)? We were told 76705 & 93308 and we are wondering if this is correct. Any assistane would be greatly appreciated.
 

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FAST Exam

Check out the US FAQs on the ACEP website: http://www.acep.org/content.aspx?id=30502

"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)."


Also, from ACEP's FAST Exam Pearl:

"Some providers may also perform a limited chest US (76604) to evaluate for hemo/pneumothorax."
 
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