Ultrasound Question for the Week of August 29, 2016

Question:

Question:

What code would be appropriate to report for an inguinal hernia ultrasound?

Answer:

Answer:

According to Clinical Examples in Radiology (Summer 2015), code 76882 (ultrasound, extremity, nonvascular, real-time with image documentation; limited, anatomic specific) would be reported for an ultrasound used to image or evaluate for an inguinal hernia. Clinical Examples in Radiology is co-published by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR).