|December 2003 · Vol. 15, No. 12
Bill twice for twins discovered on ultrasound?MELANIE
RN, CPC, MA
Ms. Witt, former program manager in the Department of Coding and Nomenclature at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, is an independent coding and documentation consultant. Reimbursement Adviser reflects the most commonly accepted interpretations of CPT-4 and ICD-9-CM coding. When in doubt on a coding or billing matter, check with your individual payer.
Q If we discover twins during a transvaginal ultrasound, are we allowed to bill this code twice?
A By adding new codes and revising some old ones, CPT has created a very specific set of instructions about billing for multiple gestations.