Radiology Question for the Week of December 5, 2016

Question:

A patient had two different ultrasound exams (76536) completed on the same visit. One was for thyroid nodules and the other was for a lump on the patient’s jaw. Can we bill for both of these exams separately, or should we only bill as one charge?

Answer:

You would report the following code only once. It includes all ultrasound imaging of the soft tissues of the head and neck.

76536 Ultrasound, soft tissues of head and neck (e.g., thyroid, parathyroid, parotid), real time with image documentation

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