Month: March 2016


Intraoperative Ultrasound

We used an outside coding consulting company (not yours!) to review some notes. They told us we could bill 76998-26 for intraoperative ultrasound when we also bill for a brain tumor removal (e.g., 61510, 61512). We tried it on a couple of claims and we were paid. But now one of the insurance companies is requesting a refund. Should we return the payment? It wasn’t very much money. But if they want the money back, it makes me think we shouldn’t have billed it. But that coding company said we could!

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