An abdominal approach is acceptable for most first- and second-trimester ultrasound examinations.In some cases, such as those involving maternal obesity, abdominal scars due to prior surgeries, close evaluation of the cervical length during the second trimester, or gestation less than 8 weeks, a transvaginal or translabial approach may be used.
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The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10th Revision (ICD-10) is a coding of diseases and signs, symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances and external causes of injury or diseases, as classified by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Second, there is sometimes confusion about assignment of an OB ultrasound code vs an abdominal or non-OB pelvic ultrasound code.
When the pregnancy is in the first trimester (less than 14 weeks), the coder should remember that the required elements for CPT® code 76801 will be those that are "appropriate for gestation" and "visible." If any of the elements listed in the CPT code book are not able to be measured or are not visible, then the report should document that information in order to assign 76801.