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Which Ultra Sound to use?

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    Question Which Ultra Sound to use?
    Medical Coding Books
    If a patient comes into the office with a diagnosis of 626.0, and the doctor performs a vaginal ultrasound to check if patient is pregnant and finds that the patient is. Do you code with the 76830 non-ob transvaginal ultrasound since she came in not knowing if she was pregnant or do you code with a 76817 with a pregnant diagnosis since that was the outcome of the test.

  2. Default ob ultrasound
    76817 is the right code.

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    Greeley, Colorado
    76817 is absolutely correct as it is a "pregnant uterus". You could uee the confimration of pregnancy ICD-9 V72.42.

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