Radiology Compliance Question of the Week

Radiology Question for the Week of September 14, 2020

Posted Posted in Radiology

Question:

An “ultrasound abdomen complete” (76700) is ordered with the indication of “Abdominal pain, evaluate for Umbilical Hernia.” The hernia images are not included in our protocol of abdomen complete, but we are adding them anyway. Should we be adding an abdominal limited code, one quadrant (76705), along with the abdomen complete code 76700, or does the
complete include an evaluation of hernia?