Ultrasound Question for the Week of November 14, 2016

Question:

Question:

For a pregnancy with twins, can you charge for more than one obstetric transvaginal ultrasound?

Answer:

Answer:

You can assign the following code only once:

76817 Ultrasound, pregnant uterus, real time with image documentation, transvaginal

Clinical Examples in Radiology (Winter 2014 issue) said: “Code 76817 describes obstetrical ultrasound evaluation via the transvaginal approach and includes evaluation of the embryo(s) and gestational sac(s) and evaluation of the maternal uterus, adnexa, and/or cervix. This code is reported only once for the evaluation of one or more fetuses.”