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Ultrasound- Soft tissues

Heidi Posted Fri 04th of May, 2018 13:51:39 PM
I couldn't figure out which US code we should be using for the following, can you please assist? "PROCEDURE- SOFT TISSUES: TECHNIQUE WAS A SONOGRAPHY PERFORMED OF THE UPPER EXTREMETIES BILATERALLY WITH SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE LEFT BICEPS"- Would you use 76882 or 76999?
SuperCoder Answered Mon 07th of May, 2018 02:34:19 AM

CPT code 76882 is for ultrasound, limited, joint or other nonvascular extremity structure(s); real-time with image documentation. This code is for one extremity and as per the presented documentation sonography was performed on the soft tissues of upper extremities, bilaterally. Hence, you can bill it twice (76882-RT and 76882-LT OR with the modifier-50 to indicate that it was performed bilaterally depending on your payer.

 

Note: Limited study code 76882 applies to the examination of a specific anatomic structure, including a muscle, tendon, joint, or other soft tissue.

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