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    Question can we use abdoman pain for US pelvis

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    dear coders ,
    i am a radiologist , i do get douments of ultrasound pelvis
    transabdominally , the symptom was abdoman pain and the impression and body of documents states normal , can code this with abdomen pain ,

    will it get pain if i use 789.00 for 76856

    provide your sugesstions please

    thanks kavi,cpc

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    Apr 2007
    Lincoln, NE


    You are correct in coding the symptom(s) since the findings were normal. It should be payable if the service was medically necessary.

    Julie, CPC
    Last edited by jdrueppel; 02-14-2009 at 05:00 PM.

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