Coding for transvaginal and transabdominal pelvic ultrasound performed on the same day
Can we order/charge/code for both a transvaginal and transabdominal Pelvic ultrasound on the same day if a doctor specifically requests both?
Yes, most insurances will pay for both CPT® codes 76856 and 76830 performed on the same day/same session. There might be an occasional payer who does not allow both, but generally they do (even Medicare allows both!). The codes and full descriptions are as follows:
76856 Ultrasound, pelvic (nonobstetric), real time with image documentation; complete
76830 Ultrasound, transvaginal