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can we use v72.40 with 76801?

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    Hello every one,

    can I use v72.40 and v72.41 ( pregnancy test, unconfirmed and negative ) with 76801 an ob ultrasound?

    thanks for your help

    Prem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prem_ponnuru View Post
    Hello every one,

    can I use v72.40 and v72.41 ( pregnancy test, unconfirmed and negative ) with 76801 an ob ultrasound?

    thanks for your help

    Prem.
    Hi,
    ICD V72.41 is appropriate.

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    I'd say no, - you shouldn't be using an ob ultra sound code if they aren't "ob"... if it's an ob ultra sound - shouldn't they "be" pregnant?
    if they're not pregnant, shouldn't you use the "non ob" ultra sound code?
    {that's my opinion on the posted matter}
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    Hi Donna,

    thanks for your response.

    So,I should use non ob ultrasound cpt 76856 if pregnancy is not yet confirmed i.e v72.40 or v72.41. correct?

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    prem, why are they doing an ultra sound? They can't be doing it just to confirm a preganancy are they? (I mean there are other ways to confirm a pregnancy). Usually, they're doing an ultrasound (ob or non-ob) for a specific reason/issue.

    why are they doing them?
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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