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Ultrasound of soft tissue lower back

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    One of my docs ordered an ultrasound of a "Mass at lower left back near sacroiliac region". It is an ulisted procedure. There is not a code for an ultrasound of soft tissue in that area. Does anyone know what procedure I can compare it to to get a price for it. The closest thing I found w/b Ultrasound pelvic (nonobstretic) but that doesn't quite seem right either. Anyone have an idea or run into this before?

    Charla Lamb Dildine CPC

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    In the ED, we use the limited US, 76705, when evaluating a lower back palpable mass.

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    Alexandria, LA
    CPT Assistant, May 2009, and ACR's Ultrasound Coding User's Guide agree with 76705.
    Both have a list of codes to use for soft tissue ultrasound for various body areas.

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