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Coding for ultrasound for nuchal translucency measurements with suboptimal results


If an ultrasound for nuchal translucency measurement was planned and attempted but with sub-optimal results, can we still report CPT® code 76813?


If the provider documented the attempt and noted why the measurement could not be made, then you can report CPT code 76813. The code and full description are as follows:

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