What is the correct CPT® code for an ultrasound of an inguinal mass that is found to be an inguinal hernia?
The correct code for a mass located below the level of the inguinal ligament is code 76882. Depending upon the location of the hernia, other code options may be 76705 for a hernia into the abdominal wall or 76857 for a hernia below the level of the iliac crest into the pelvic wall. (Source: Clinical Examples in Radiology, Summer 2014)
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