Radiology

Radiology Question for the Week of September 9, 2019

Radiology Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

A patient had a liver ultrasound three months ago and now we have an order for another RUQ ultrasound. Will Medicare pay for another abdominal ultrasound this soon?

Answer:

There are no time limitations for abdominal ultrasounds. If the new ultrasound is ordered and medically necessary, it should be paid.