Question:

Can we use the obstetric (OB) ultrasound (US) codes when the US identifies an ectopic pregnancy or no pregnancy?

Answer:

When a patient has a positive HCG (quantitative human chorionic gonadotropin) blood test indicating a pregnancy, it is appropri¬ate to assign the correct OB ultrasound code. The correct CPT® code choice is based on indications, not outcome.


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