|May 2006 · Vol. 18, No. 5
Payers discourage multiple sonogramsMelanie
RN, CPC-OGS, MA
Independent coding and documentation consultant; former program manager, Department of Coding and Nomenclature, American, College of Obstetricians, and Gynecologists
Q Can we bill for a 3-dimensional (3D) sonogram (76375), a transvaginal sonogram (76830), and a hysterosonogram at the same encounter or session? Our physicians do both the injection procedure (58340) and the ultrasound component (76831) and the 3D as well because they say they get a better picture.
A Your question involves 3 issues that I will address separately.