Billing in POCUS
Billing is also an area of growth in POCUS for Anesthesiology. Billing for diagnostic POCUS as a Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code can be considered in certain context and is compliant with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services if:
1. The diagnostic POCUS examination is associated with an order in the medical record requesting the procedure. There needs to be a medical necessity for the study.
2. Hospital privileges have been granted to providers performing and interpreting the POCUS examination.
3. The clips and images are permanently archived.
4. The patient's medical record contains a written interpretation of POCUS findings. This report must contain the indication and the location of the clips and/or images.