2017 AAA Payment Information

The following chart provides payment information that is based on the national unadjusted Medicare physician fee schedule for the ultrasound services discussed. Payment will vary by geographic region.

The information provided below is intended to assist providers in determining appropriate codes and the other information for reimbursement purposes. It represents the information available to United Medical Instruments as of January 2017. Subsequent guidance might alter the information provided. United Medical Instruments disclaims any responsibility to update the information provided. It is the provider’s responsibility to determine and submit appropriate codes, modifiers, and claims for the services rendered. Before filing any claims, providers should verify current requirements and policies with the applicable payer.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Surgery Ultrasound CPT Codes and Descriptions

Medicare Physician Fee Schedule – National Average*
CPT Code Description Private Office Hospital Professional 1 Component Technical 2  Component
76706 Ultrasound abdominal aorta screen (AAA) $95.46 $95.46 $28.35 $67.11
76770 Ultrasound, retroperitoneal (eg, renal, aorta, nodes), real timewith image documentation; complete $115.56 $115.56 $37.68 $77.88
76775 Limited retroperitoneal ultrasound $59.58 $59.58 $29.43 $30.15

1Professional Payment: use to estimate the reimbursement to the physician.

2 Technical Payment: use to estimate the reimbursement to the technologist.

CPT™ five digit codes, nomenclature and other data are Copyright 2015 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. No fee schedules, basic units, relative values or related listings are included in CPT. The AMA assumes no liability for the data contained herein. Applicable FARS/DFARS restrictions apply to government use. 

Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 Adjustment has not been figured into the above global fees.

United Medical Instruments, Inc. (UMI) recognizes the importance of accurate coding and billing for ultrasound examinations. The reimbursement guides provide the national average, general, coverage and payment information for diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound-guided procedures.