Ultrasound examinations performed using the Butterfly iQ may be reported using the same CPT codes applicable to traditional ultrasound systems, provided that all applicable requirements are met.
These requirements include:
- documentation in the patient record
- appropriate level of completeness
- medical necessity (determined by the payer)
- accurate CPT code selection
If these requirements are not met, and/or a follow-up ultrasound exam is ordered to determine the diagnosis, the ultrasound exam is considered part of the patient’s initial Evaluation and Management (E/M) examination and can be billed accordingly.
To read a detailed overview of suggested reimbursement guidelines and relevant CPT codes for Butterfly iQ please click here.