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Otolaryngology Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Report 76998 for Intraoperative Thyroidectomy USs

Question: Should I report 76536 for ultrasound (US) guidance during a total thyroidectomy? Is the ultrasound separately billable? The physician documents that the US is for incision site planning and to further evaluate the extension of the tumor. Florida Subscriber Answer: You should not report 76536 (Ultrasound, soft tissues of head and neck (eg, thyroid, parathyroid, parotid), real time with [...]