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76881 and 76882

Colleen Posted Wed 07th of December, 2011 18:25:31 PM

If 76881 or 76882 US of the extremeties soft tissue is done and color flow is used to verify vasular flow of the structure of interest. Is there an additional CPT code to be used with these codes?

I would also like to know what is the difference between a complete study and a limited study. Thank you. Colleen F

SuperCoder Answered Thu 08th of December, 2011 04:32:56 AM

Not separately reportable when color doppler performed for anatomic structure identification in conjunction with a real-time ultrasound.

Code 76881 includes image documentation and ultrasonography of interior structures nonvascular whereas limited means only anatomic specific.

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