|September 2004 · Vol. 16, No. 9
Obstetric ultrasound with no maternal evaluationMELANIE
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 We received an error from an auditor regarding radiology readings for obstetric ultrasounds. We looked at the size and date of the fetus, and didn’t document a maternal evaluation (the cervix, however, was documented).