Ultrasound

  • 1.  Ductus venous billing code

    Posted 15 days ago
    Hi,
    Which code folks are using for DV billing.
    can we use the code 76827 for DV when fetal ECHO is not done.
    many thanks
    Hiba 


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    Hiba Mustafa
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  • 2.  RE: Ductus venous billing code

    Posted 15 days ago
    Common question answered here CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information or information otherwise protected by law. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message.





  • 3.  RE: Ductus venous billing code

    Posted 15 days ago
    Common question.   Answered here
    https://www.smfm.org/coding/tips/110-when-and-how-are-ductus-venosus-ductus-arteriosus-and-pr-intervals-reported

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    Brian Iriye
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  • 4.  RE: Ductus venous billing code

    Posted 14 days ago
    Hi Hiba,
    There is not dedicated CPT code for ductus venosus billing. If you have an indication to perform a complete Doppler echocardiography, then ductus venosus doppler would be included in its CPT (76827). If a complete fetal echo was previously done, then you could bill 76828 (follow-up Doppler echocardiography) for indicated imaging of the ductus venosus. Otherwise, if the DV is evaluated on its own (if indicated) without a prior fetal echocardiogram, then you would bill 76816 (follow-up).
    Best,

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    Fadi BSAT, MD, FAIUM
    Chair, SMFM Practice Management Committee
    Immediate past Chair, SMFM Coding Committee
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  • 5.  RE: Ductus venous billing code

    Posted 14 days ago
    Very helpful,

    Many thanks

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    Hiba Mustafa
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