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Ob-Gyn Coding Alert

Obstetrics:

Find Out What You Need to Know to Code Regular Versus Detailed Ob Ultrasounds

Here's what documentation you must have for each type of procedure. To choose between the codes for routine and more targeted ultrasounds, you need to focus on two aspects: the equipment your ob-gyn uses and the medical indications that prompted the procedure. While many offices may be using ultrasound equipment that can perform a detailed ultrasound exam, medical need and physician expertise will determine if such a complex ultrasound is warranted and being interpreted by the a physician will advanced expertise and training. Experts say this will help you narrow down your selection. Did you know? As many as 70 percent of women in the United States undergo a routine ultrasound (US) evaluation during their pregnancies, usually at 18-20 weeks' gestation. In fact, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) maintains that physicians should include one complete US as a part of routine obstetric care. Impact: You must be [...]