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Ultrasound of the neck for lymph nodes

Shani Posted Tue 03rd of February, 2015 11:02:53 AM

Good morning. An Oncology group has requested we read soft tissue neck ultrasounds and provide detailed measurements on the lymph nodes. This will require significant additional time and effort. Is there a code other than 76536 that is appropriate? Thank you.

SuperCoder Answered Tue 03rd of February, 2015 12:19:40 PM

Thanks for your question. 76536; Ultrasound, soft tissues of head and neck (eg, thyroid, parathyroid, parotid), real time with image documentation is the appropriate code for this type of service. All diagnostic ultrasound examinations require permanently recorded images with measurements, when such measurements are clinically indicated. There is no other code that would apply unfortunately. Hope this helps.

Shani Posted Tue 03rd of February, 2015 13:25:42 PM

It does. Thank you for your help.

SuperCoder Answered Tue 03rd of February, 2015 13:39:17 PM

You are welcome.

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