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More Than One Organ Does Not Imply Complete Abdominal USG

Question: Our radiologist did an ultrasound assessment of the liver and spleen. The two organs are in different quadrants of the abdomen. Can we submit code 76700 and report this as complete examination of the abdomen on ultrasound? Connecticut Subscriber Answer: Your radiologist has done assessment of more than one organ on ultrasound, i.e., the liver and spleen. Yet this does not [...]