Luz Posted Tue 23rd of September, 2014 13:56:49 PM
Is it appropriate to bill CPT code 76999 for diagnostic ultrasound of inferior vena cava collapsibility and for ultrasound of lungs/interstitial fluid. It is an bdominal ultrasound to look at IVC collapsibility and for pulmonary ultrasound to look for B lines – interstitial edema). I did not find a specific code for these procedures. Your input on this question is greatly appreciated.
SuperCoder Answered Fri 26th of September, 2014 02:26:41 AM
Thanks for your question.
Use CPT 76705 for abdominal ultrasound to look at IVC collapsibility
Use CPT 76604 for pulmonary ultrasound to look for B lines – interstitial edema. Pulmonary findings should be separately reported.
Hope this helps.