Ultrasound Question for the Week of November 28, 2016

Question:

Question:

We perform an abdominal ultrasound to mark the site of ascites, but the paracentesis is performed separately later by the surgeon. What can radiology charge?

Answer:

Answer:

You would charge 76705 – ultrasound, abdominal, real time with image documentation; limited (e.g., single organ, quadrant, follow-up).