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Radiology Coding Alert

Use These Tips To Earn For ED Ultrasound Services

Report medical necessity and check extent of scan. When your radiologist provides ultrasound diagnostic services in the emergency department, you’ll need to be specific for the medical necessity of the service. Make sure you appropriately record the interpretation of the scan to earn for the service in the E/D setting. Getting started: CPT® offers discrete options for diagnostic ultrasound codes. [...]