For the Week of September 26, 2016

What code would be appropriate to report for an inguinal hernia ultrasound?

According to Clinical Examples in Radiology (Summer 2015), code 76882 (ultrasound, extremity, nonvascular, real-time with image documentation; limited, anatomic specific) would be reported for an ultrasound used to image or evaluate for an inguinal hernia. Clinical Examples in Radiology is co-published by the American Medical Association and the American College of Radiology.