May 27, 2021
I was told I cannot bill for FAST exams done in the ED for a trauma patient, if permanent recordings of the images are not retained. Is that correct?
Yes. All diagnostic ultrasounds require 1) a separate interruption of the structures visualized and the findings in each and 2) a permanent recording of the images.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 5/27/21.