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Radiology Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Distinguish Between TV/TA Ultrasounds in Technique, Findings

Question: Do transvaginal and transabdominal ultrasounds (US) performed at the same encounter need to be separated by paragraphs? Mississippi Subscriber Answer: There are no definitive guidelines here that mandate that the transvaginal and transabdominal dictation reports be distinct from one another. The radiologist should document each respective route in the technique and findings of the report. Typically, the radiologist will separate the [...]