Emergency Ultrasound Section Forum
Coding and Reimbursement
Do I submit the technical component or the professional component or both?
The institution (hospital, clinic, etc) in which the ultrasound study is being performed typically collects the technical component.This has to do with the institution assuming liability for the machine’sfunction, patient safety during ultrasound exams, etc. The provider performingthe study should attempt to collect the professional component, not the technical component.