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Radiology Coding Alert

Ultrasounds:
Break Down the Mechanics of Obstetrical Ultrasound Coding
Bank on a few key ACR guidelines. In the first of a multi-part series, you'll dive in to ... Read more
MIPS:
Cover Your MIPS Radiation Dose Reporting Needs With This Guide
Include these codes for your best shot at a maximum payment adjustment. It's imperative t... Read more
ICD-10-CM Coding:
Follow Key Rules, Guidelines for Correct Septic Embolism Coding
Always take parenthetical notes into account. Septic embolism coding can be considered ch... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Code Compression Fx Depending on Trauma Involvement
Question: I'm working on a patient who's had a lumbar spine X-ray and a lumbar spine ... Read more
Reader Question:
Know When to Overrule Impression With Indication Dx
Question: I'm working on a chest X-ray with an indicating diagnosis of chest pain and card... Read more
Reader Question:
Use Discretion for Principal Diagnosis Without Definitive Condition
Question: I've got a chart where the patient presents with shortness of breath and a cough... Read more
Reader Question:
Consider NCCI Edits for Overlapping CT, CTA Procedures
Question: Can I submit a computed tomography (CT) head without contrast along with a same-... Read more
CPT® Coding:
Consider NCCI Policy on X-Ray Guided Tube, Catheter Placements
Rely on key points for initial versus secondary X-rays. You're probably not too intimated... Read more
ICD-10-CM Coding:
I.D. Differences Between Aftercare, Follow-Up Diagnoses
Don't forget proper code sequencing rules, either. Follow-up and aftercare are important ... Read more
Guidelines:
Check Out These Crucial Revisions to Hypertension Coding Guidelines
Consider a few code changes in addition to other critical updates. Most coders feel overw... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Check Payer Policy Before Reporting Same-Day Diagnostic, Screening Tomosynthesis
Question: Can you report a bilateral screening tomosynthesis on the same day as a bilatera... Read more
Reader Question:
Consider CMS Guidelines, Physician Setting Before Ordering New Imaging
Question: Do the radiology techs need to obtain a new order from referring physicians if t... Read more
Reader Question:
Decide Between 1, 2 Oblique Views on Unilateral Hip X-rays
Question: I'm working on a unilateral right hip with pelvis X-ray. The provider has docume... Read more
Reader Question:
Check Excludes1 Note for COPD, Bronchiectasis Dx Combo
Question: What is the ICD-10-CM code to report for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (... Read more
CPT® Coding:
I.D. Fundamental Differences Between Image-Guided Aspiration, Drainage Procedures
Know what terminology to look out for in the dictation report. For beginning radiology co... Read more
ICD-10-CM Guidelines:
Distinguish Fact From Fiction Coding Heart Valve Conditions
When in doubt, stick to the ICD-10-CM coding process. The world of procedural and diagnos... Read more
Interventional Radiology:
Boost Your Selective Catheterization Skills With These Tips
Use CPT® instruction, expert advice to clear up any sources of confusion. Interventional... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Know When to Combine Documentation From Indication, Impression
Question: A referring doctor sends a patient to us for a magnetic resonance imaging (... Read more
Reader Question:
Avoid Any Confusion Coding Leukorrhea
Question: Is N98.8 the best ICD-10 code to report for leukorrhea? Utah Subscriber Answer... Read more
Reader Question:
Don’t Report Technical Component for RS&I Services
Question: What documentation does my facility need in order to bill for the technical... Read more
Reader Question:
Code Bladder Erythema as Other Specified Over Unspecified
Question: What is the best diagnosis code to report for bladder erythema? I'm deliber... Read more
Reader Question:
Check Payer Policy for Unilateral Screening Mammogram Reporting
Question: What is the correct way to code a unilateral screening mammogram? We've bee... Read more
Guidelines:
Incorporate These Imaging Practice Parameters Into Your Arsenal
Plus, make sure dictation report structure meets ACR standards. If you feel occasionally ... Read more
Modifiers:
Bill for Discarded Drugs Using This Modifier JW How-To Guide
Sift between guidelines and expert input for all you need to know. When billing and repor... Read more
CMS Final Rule:
Stay Compliant, Dive into New MPFS Final Rule Documentation Policy
See what changes will help streamline your documentation processes. The Medicare Physicia... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Contact Payer for MRI Breast with Contrast Coding Guidance
Question: What CPT® code should I report for a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of t... Read more
Reader Question:
Identify Descriptive Differences Between 76981, 76982
Question: What is the difference between the new 2019 elastography codes 76981 and 76892? ... Read more
Reader Question:
Bill Modifier TC Services Following Dictation Report Completion
Question: Can I bill for the technical component of a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sca... Read more
Reader Question:
Avoid Any Confusion Coding Leukorrhea
Question: Is N98.8 the best ICD-10 code to report for leukorrhea? Utah Subscriber Answer... Read more
CPT® Coding:
Get Clarity on Single View Chest, Abdomen X-Ray Coding Cases
Learn how to navigate between parenthetical notes and other authoritative sources. Someti... Read more
ICD-10-CM Guidelines:
Familiarize Yourself With These New Hurricane External Cause Guidelines
Use these 2 examples to steer home the point. Following a tumultuous 2018 hurricane seaso... Read more
ICD-10-CM Coding:
Brush Up On Gout Coding by Addressing 4 Crucial Steps
The key to success begins and ends with a knowledge of the terminology. An overweight pat... Read more
Reader Question:
Note Circumstances of Postop Pain Before Determining Dx Code
Question: A patient is seen for imaging two days following an ethmoidectomy. The patient c... Read more
Reader Question:
Report MRI of the Penis using 7219X
Question: What is the CPT® code for an MRI of the penis? California Subscriber Answer: ... Read more
Reader Question:
Know How to Sequence Complication, Condition Codes Properly
Question: How should I code a diagnosis of chronic nasal bleeding following sinus surgery?... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Know What Criteria to Look for on Duplex Scan Reports
Question: On a scrotal ultrasound (US) with duplex scan, the provider documents in the dup... Read more
ICD-10-CM Guidelines:
Consider New Guideline Updates Involving Malignancy, CKD, and MI Coding
Use this expert guidance to make sense of this plethora of new and revised guidelines. As... Read more
CPT® Coding:
Home In On this Advice for 2019 Breast MRI, CAD Combination Coding
Plus, don't let this semantic error send you into a coding tailspin. By this time of year... Read more
CPT® Guidelines:
Fine-Tune Your 2019 PICC CPT® Coding with This Handy Guide
Seamlessly integrate these new codes with a few helpful tips. While you may have been bri... Read more
Reader Question:
Make Note of New Drug Use With Pregnancy Dx Guidelines
Question: I've been told that there is a new guideline on reporting for patients who are u... Read more
Reader Question:
Check Medicare Criteria for AAA US Screenings
Question: What criteria need to be met in order for a Medicare patient to qualify for an a... Read more
Reader Question:
Consider CT Shoulder Arthrography, CT Upper Extremity One In The Same
Question: What's the CPT® code for a computed tomography (CT) arthrography of the shoulde... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Properly Distinguish Between Aftercare Visits, Comparison Examinations
Question: A patient had an open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) hip surgery and returne... Read more