Radiology Question for the Week of September 26, 2016

Question:

What code would be appropriate to report for an inguinal hernia ultrasound?

Answer:

According to Clinical Examples in Radiology (Summer 2015), code 76882 (ultrasound, extremity, nonvascular, real-time with image documentation; limited, anatomic specific) would be reported for an ultrasound used to image or evaluate for an inguinal hernia. Clinical Examples in Radiology is co-published by the American Medical Association and the American College of Radiology.

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