How would you bill a 20 week ultrasound, 76805, if the tech is unable to get a complete scan (such as heart views) and the patient has to return at a later date for another scan? In the past we have billed the 76805 and then used 76816 for the follow up but is that appropriate since it wasnt really completed the first time? Does the fact the tech attempted to get those views enough to bill for both ultrasounds or would the follow up be included in the original ultrasound charge?
Thanks for any help on this!