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Target 76776 for US with Doppler

Question: How can we report ultrasound of transplanted kidneys done without duplex Doppler? Does the code 76776 apply to ultrasound without Doppler? Is this code not specific to ultrasound with Doppler? Missouri Subscriber Answer: As you mentioned, ultrasounds of transplanted kidneys are nearly always performed with real-time imaging and Doppler, and the most specific code is 76776 (Ultrasound, transplanted kidney, real-time and [...]

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