May the limited obstetric ultrasound code 76815 be used for transvaginal and transabdominal exams? It does not specify this in the CPT book.
While not specified in the description, code 76815 is intended to be a transabdominal scan. If you do a transvaginal, code 76817 would be the appropriate code.
|76815||Ultrasound, pregnant uterus, real-time with image documentation, limited (e.g., fetal heart beat, placental location, fetal position and/or qualitative amniotic fluid volume), 1 or more fetuses|
|76817||Ultrasound, pregnant uterus, real time with image documentation, transvaginal|