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Target 76536 for Thyroid USG

Question: Our physician did a thyroid sonogram to evaluate a thyroid mass. How can we report this procedure? Massachusetts Subscriber Answer: The appropriate code is 76536 (Ultrasound, soft tissues of head and neck [e.g., thyroid, parathyroid, parotid], real time with image documentation) for thyroid ultrasound examination. Bonus tip: Remember to append modifier 26 (Professional component) if you’re coding only the professional service. This [...]