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Primary Care POCUS Billing and Coding Advice

Hi All,

A client of mine and PCP Physician is interested in a POC ultrasound machine but would like to discuss the billing and coding aspect of it it with another Physician who not only operates a POCUS but also bills for it themselves. 

Very pleasant family medicine physician in TX.

Please let me know if you can help me, to help him, to better serve his patients.  



Added by Michael Markarian on May 24, 2018 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Job Shadow Opportunities?

Hello all,

I am hoping to shadow a sonographer at work in preparation for my application to a medical sonography program. I live in Durham, NC, but would be more than willing to travel to any location in or near the Triangle.

Do you have any local connections to HR…


Added by Erica Poole on June 8, 2015 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Hi, everyone

My first post, Google

Added by Bradley Reyes on October 21, 2014 at 3:23pm — No Comments

repaired probes could suffer from poor performance in the elevation plane


I am aware that repaired probes could suffer from poor performance in the elevation plane, even though the probe passes the uniformity test. Elevational side lobes reduce the contrast in the image. I do not know how widespread is the use of such probes.  Has anyone made a study looking across probes in the same department where many of the same type of probe are in use? If so, have you noticed any difference in  the contrast?

Probe repairers may be unaware of such…


Added by Philip Coulthard on September 11, 2014 at 8:21am — No Comments

fetal echo

How do the ultrasound images differ between balanced and unbalanced AV canal

Added by simaperelshteyn on April 6, 2014 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Thyroid Nodules: Modern Diagnosis and Management


The Clinical Atlas is designed to improve the quality of diagnosis and clinical management of patients with thyroid tumors.




Added by Sergey Matiashchuk on January 9, 2014 at 5:09am — No Comments

Ultrasound in the Third Trimester


Added by Susanna Ovel on December 31, 2013 at 10:31am — No Comments

I am a registered sonographer with 14 years experience in Ob/Gyn ultrasound (ob/gyn clinic). I will be transitioning to a new MFM office within this clinic that will be open late summer(upon completi…

I am a registered sonographer with 14 years experience in Ob/Gyn ultrasound (ob/gyn clinic). I will be transitioning to a new MFM office within this clinic that will be open late summer(upon completion of MFM training). Do you have any advice for me or that I can pass on to my manager? I did get my office to purchase the Julia Drose book on fetal echo and plan to work towards the book knowledge of fetal echo, once I have worked with her enough to be eligible, I plan to take fetal echo registry.… Continue

Added by Angel Magee on December 28, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Bosniak II lesion

A colleague asked whether you need to follow a Bosniak II lesion, single thin septation, diagnosed by US, no other imaging studies.

Do most people follow the lesion for 2 yrs, do nothing ( no further work up needed), or do a confirmatory contrast MR or CT and if Bosniak II confirmed, do nothing ( no further work up needed)? Rumack 2005 pg 367 states that thin septated cysts should be followed. On pg 368 states that the lesion can be classified as benign.

Plagiarized and…


Added by Kevin Barry on November 18, 2013 at 11:54am — No Comments

Kleebattschadel Syndrome

Has anyone scanned a patient with Kleebattschadel Syndrome?  I had actually never heard of it, but started researching what my images looked like...thought at first it was encephalocele or holoprosencephaly.   The head was very hard to distinguish.  But it did look like mostly mass effect with a little bit of skull.  Could not identify parts of the head or face except for 1 orbit.  It was at a 13 week exam.  Both feet were…


Added by Tammy Ramsey on July 23, 2013 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Early fetal echocardiography- AIUM 2013

I was happy to be a part of the AIUM speakers. I gave a 45 minutes lecture on Eaarly fetal echocardiography including the following titles -

Why, how, when and to whom early fetal echo?

Early fetal abnormalities - 2&3D sonographic evaluation

Heart abnormalities and chromosomal defects (including isolated vascular aberrations)

Increased NT- it scan or to karyotype?

I hope those who were at the pre-congress course enjoyed it

Best regards

Prof. Yaron…


Added by Yaron Zalel on April 13, 2013 at 3:31am — No Comments

MFM Coding Tips?

When performing a 76820 (umblical artery doppler), 76821 (MCA doppler) and 76828 (fetal cardiac doppler) on the same day, we are getting multiple denials for payment.  Does anyone have any billing tips? 

Added by Kathleen Cross RDMS, RT(R)(M)(CT on March 27, 2013 at 12:33pm — No Comments

ge vision

My facility is researching fetal echo reporting programs. Does anyone have strong opinions on any of the reports. We are considering GE vision because we use  GEultrasound machines.

Added by janice lee blake on February 24, 2013 at 9:18pm — No Comments

cost efficiency of ultrasound within general healthcare centers i rural sweden

I am a general practitioner in north sweden in a rural area. Together with some other collegues in sweden we are trying to persuade our government to introduce ultrasound (abdominal and vascular) into the standard equipment of rural primary healthcare centers.

 Can you maybe help us with articles which may have investigated the cost efficiency of ultrasound diagnostic in primary health care? Could be that canadians or australiens have analysed the subject or even work widely with…


Added by Thomas Schimke on September 17, 2012 at 11:08am — No Comments

MSK US Accreditation

I am looking for somebody who is familiar with MSK Accr. imaging requirement to consult me. I am located in NYC.

Added by Angelika Kagzanova on July 28, 2011 at 11:27am — No Comments

Welcome to the AIUM Ultrasound in Global Health special interest group!

We would like to extend a warm welcome to all those interested in ultrasound in global health. Please join our group to collaborate with others teaching and learning ultrasound in the developing world, brainstorm points of collaboration between various efforts, share your experiences and interesting cases, and meet fellow pioneers in this emerging field! Have you been involved in ultrasound training projects abroad? Please share your experience in a blog post here!

Added by Sachita Shah on July 18, 2011 at 2:24pm — 1 Comment

Semester 1 So Far

I am currently still in my first semester of my DMS program which is entirely online. I have straight A's in A&P, A&P Lab, and Medical Term. I currently have a (high) B in Physics and am working to bring that back up to an A.

I go for my BLS/CPR cert on the 1st at the school (which is about 70miles from home). I just received my schedule for next semester:

Monday - ECHO Anatomy (Part 1) 9am - 1pm

Tuesday - ECHO Anatomy…


Added by Tiffany Barley on November 28, 2010 at 2:03pm — No Comments

QC program

We are establishing a QC program preparing our lab for accreditation. Does each probe need to be checked once a month? I am curious to know what other labs are doing in their QC program. Please comment or make suggestions.

Added by geri clausen on November 11, 2010 at 11:23am — No Comments

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