Radiology

Radiology Question for the Week of June 25, 2018

Radiology Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

What is the correct CPT® code for an ultrasound of an inguinal mass that is found to be an inguinal hernia?

Answer:

The correct code for a mass located below the level of the inguinal ligament is code 76882. Depending upon the location of the hernia, other code options may be 76705 for a hernia into the abdominal wall or 76857 for a hernia below the level of the iliac crest into the pelvic wall. (Source: Clinical Examples in Radiology, Summer 2014)


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