For the Week of March 23, 2015
The previously used breast ultrasound code was unilateral or bilateral. The new 2015 codes (76641 and 76642) are unilateral. What codes do we assign when a bilateral breast ultrasound is performed?
If a bilateral breast ultrasound is ordered and medically necessary, code the appropriate unilateral code for each breast. Depending on payer preference, modifier -50, or modifiers -RT and -LT, could be appended to the code.
|76641||Ultrasound, breast, unilateral, real time with image documentation, including axilla when performed; complete|
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