Radiology

Radiology Question for the Week of June 29, 2020

Radiology Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

If a brief ultrasound examination is performed prior to puncture aspiration in order to localize the cyst, is it appropriate to report this examination with code 76641?

Answer:

Report code 76641 only if a full and completed diagnostic scan is performed. A brief scan to determine the location of a cyst does not meet the definition of code 76641.

76641 Ultrasound, breast, unilateral, real time with image documentation, including axilla when performed; complete

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