Radiology Question for the Week of October 5, 2015

Question:

If we perform a complete ultrasound of the left shoulder and a limited ultrasound of the left elbow, can we code both a complete extremity ultrasound (76881) and a limited (76882)?

Answer:

No, you may only assign one ultrasound code for one extremity. 

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