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76942 permanent image documentation

Kelly Posted Tue 25th of July, 2017 14:49:53 PM
when billing 76942 for US guidance does the report have to state a permanent image was saved
SuperCoder Answered Wed 26th of July, 2017 03:20:40 AM

Yes, as per coding guidelines, ultrasound guidance procedures require permanently recorded images of the site to be localized, as well as a documented description of the localization process, either separately or within the report of the procedure for which the guidance is utilized.

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