Transvaginal Ultrasound CPT Code

What is the Transvaginal Ultrasound CPT Code?

This is not a simple one code answer for this question, as there are several codes for the transvaginal ultrasound  and the code depends on if the patient is pregnant and if there is one or more than one fetus/baby. The CPT Codes for obstetrical transvaginal ultrasounds are: 76813, 76814 and 76817.

If there is no pregnancy then the ultrasound is considered nonobstetrical and code 76830 should be used.

Also, keep in mind that transvaginal ulratsounds cannot be billed when performed as guidance/vision for another procedure.  For example if the physician performs the following procedure:

58356 – Endometrial cryoablation with ultrasonic guidance, including endometrial curettage, when performed

You cannot bill code:

76830 – Ultrasound, transvaginal

Unless there are circumstances that allow you to bill with a modifier.

Below are the transvaginal ultrasound CPT codes and their status, global days and description:

CodeStatusGlobalDescription
76813AXXXUltrasound, pregnant uterus, real time with image documentation, first trimester fetal nuchal translucency measurement, transabdominal or transvaginal approach; single or first gestation

Radiology > Diagnostic Ultrasound > Pelvis > Obstetrical

76814AXXXUltrasound, pregnant uterus, real time with image documentation, first trimester fetal nuchal translucency measurement, transabdominal or transvaginal approach; each additional gestation (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

Radiology > Diagnostic Ultrasound > Pelvis > Obstetrical

76817AXXXUltrasound, pregnant uterus, real time with image documentation, transvaginal

Radiology > Diagnostic Ultrasound > Pelvis > Obstetrical

76830AXXXUltrasound, transvaginal

Radiology > Diagnostic Ultrasound > Pelvis > Nonobstetrical

 

The above Table is copied from CodingToday.com.

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