Ultrasound Question for the Week of September 5, 2016

Question:

Question:

What code(s) would be assigned for an ultrasound of both kidneys along with an ultrasound for bladder volume?

Answer:

Answer:

Assuming that the clinical indication relates to urinary tract pathology, you would assign the following code:

76770 Ultrasound, retroperitoneal (e.g., renal, aorta, nodes), real time with image documentation; complete

According to guidelines in the CPT® book, a complete retroperitoneal ultrasound performed for urinary tract pathology includes imaging of both kidneys and the bladder.