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Check Before You Report Duplex Scan with Ultrasound

Question: Can we bill code 76775 with code 93975? Can we append modifiers? Please advise. Ohio Subscriber Answer: You cannot report ultrasound, 76775 (Ultrasound, retroperitoneal [e.g., renal, aorta, nodes], real time with image documentation; limited) with duplex examination, 93975 (Duplex scan of arterial inflow and venous outflow of abdominal, pelvic, scrotal contents and/or retroperitoneal organs; complete study) of the same [...]