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Radiology Coding Alert

ICD-10-CM:
Decode COVID-19 ICD-10-CM Guidelines With This Radiology Example
Don't get caught up in confusing semantic details. With the recent updates to the ICD-10-... Read more
Consultations:
Navigate Your Way Through the Consultation E/M Coding Process
See what it takes to get both respective providers their deserved reimbursement. The freq... Read more
Interventional Radiology:
Refresh Your Thyroid FNA Coding With These Tips
Consider how the coding dynamics change for more than one lesion. If your radiology pract... Read more
Reader Questions:
Select Signs, Symptoms for DES Diagnoses
Question: What's the diagnosis code to report for dysfunctional elimination syndrome (DES)... Read more
Reader Questions:
Distinguish Number of X-Ray Views From Images
Question: A technique in the dictation report for an X-ray of the forearm states one view ... Read more
Reader Questions:
Bundle 36253 into 37236 When Used for Diagnostic Purposes
Question: An interventional radiologist performs a renal angiogram on a patient with docum... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Don’t Confuse Suspected COVID-19 Dx With Suspected Exposure
Question: On a computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest for a patient with respiratory d... Read more
PET Scans:
Tackle the Logistics of Initial, Subsequent PET Scan Coding
Put equal consideration into the CPT® and ICD-10-CM portions of the visit. In Radiology... Read more
NCCI:
Adjust Your Sights to This Brand-New Set of Radiologic NCCI Edits
Take these April changes into account to streamline coding processes. You might be in th... Read more
Modifiers:
Get Essential Details on Cost-Sharing Waiving With Modifier CS
Meet this specific set of criteria to waive cost-sharing on eligible services. There ha... Read more
Reader Question:
Base These 2021 E/M Services on MDM, Time
Question: Is it true that evaluation and management (E/M) coding for office and outpatient... Read more
Reader Question:
Confirm Distinct Access Points for 93452, 36620 Bundling
Question: How would you code the placement of an arterial line for continuous blood pressu... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Distinguish Between Incidental, Relevant Cerebral Ischemia DXs
Question: How do you know when to include chronic cerebral ischemic disease as a diagnosis... Read more
ICD-10-CM:
Get In-Depth Coverage on COVID-19 ICD-10-CM Updates
Navigate through a series of rules and instructions, with helpful examples to guide you. ... Read more
Telehealth:
Stay Informed on All the Telehealth Coding Essentials
See what sets telehealth apart from the rest of the virtual services. When a pandemic lik... Read more
Virtual Services:
Home in on Coding for Virtual Check-Ins, E-Visits, and More
Round out your knowledge of all the virtual services with these guidelines. With as much... Read more
Reader Question:
Use Provider Discretion for Switch From Diagnostic to Screening Mammogram
Question: What are the guidelines for reverting back to a screening mammogram for a patien... Read more
Reader Question:
Check Telehealth Payer Guidelines for Extenuating Circumstances
Question: If a physician performs a Facetime conversation with a COVID-19 patient from the... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Let Index Guide You to US-Guided Cryoablation Code
Question: What's the code for an ultrasound-guided cryoablation of an adenoma of the left ... Read more
PET Scans:
Guide Your Way Through the Nuances of PET Scan Coding
Polish your skills by covering everything from modifiers to radiopharmaceuticals. Coding ... Read more
CPT® Coding":
Get Answers to These Pertinent 3D Rendering FAQs
Navigate between a set of crucial guidelines and some expert feedback. When you're codin... Read more
Compliance:
Avoid Insufficient Documentation Snags With CERT-Certified Tips
Recalibrate your documentation protocols and start fresh for 2020 and beyond. Documenta... Read more
Reader Question:
Check CMS NCD for 77080 Frequency Denial
Question: Should I write off a Medicare frequency denial for a dual-energy X-ray abso... Read more
Reader Question:
Consider Indicative Phrasing a Definitive Diagnosis
Question: In the impression of the report, the provider documents that “contrast opacifi... Read more
Reader Question:
Transfer Existing Patients Over From Old Practices
Question: We've got a new interventional radiologist who is seeing patients from their for... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Correctly Sequence Sequela, Nature of Sequela Dx Codes
Question: I'm coding a preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan for a revision o... Read more
Compliance:
Bank on These Crucial PAMA FAQs for 2020 and Beyond AUC Consultation
Stay ahead of the curve and ensure no payments get left behind. You might have heard the ... Read more
ICD-10-CM Coding:
Ace 2 Problematic Dx Coding Scenarios With These Tips
Don't steer far from the alphabetic index for a more specific code. Being a well-rounded ... Read more
Final Rule:
Stay on Top of the Most Important 2020 E/M Final Rule Changes
Get the scoop on what's different from the 2019 Final Rule to the 2020 Final rule. There... Read more
Reader Question:
Follow Dictation Report Lead for Bilateral Orbital FB X-rays
Question: How should I code an orbital foreign body (FB) X-ray that involves one PA view f... Read more
Reader Question:
Consider Context, Site Before Reporting 77077
Question: I'm working on a report for a bilateral two-view X-ray of the hands and wrists. ... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Consider Both Bilateral Surgery Indicator and MUEs in This Scenario
Question: Should I report one unit or two units for an Onyx® embolization of bilateral mi... Read more
CPT® 2020:
Incorporate New Radiological GI Changes With Examples
Take note of this especially important new add-on code. As the new year begins, you're go... Read more
CPT® Coding:
Get Terminated Lung Biopsy Coding Right With This Guide
Navigate your way through a plethora of helpful examples. If you're used to coding biopsi... Read more
CMS:
Discern Medicare Falsehoods From Truths With These Myth Busters
Enhance your Medicare knowledge that extends beyond the coding realm. When working with a... Read more
Reader Question:
Dive Deep Into Meaning of This 36478, 36471 NCCI Edit
Question: We've begun receiving denials when reporting 36478 with 36471. I found the Cente... Read more
Reader Question:
Refer to These Important Excludes Notes for Wellness Exams
Question: What's the ICD-10-CM code for a wellness exam for a plain chest X-ray? Tennesse... Read more
Reader Question:
Look Out for This New Vaping-Related Disorder Code
Question: I've heard there's a new diagnosis code coming out for patients with vaping rela... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Let Dictation Report Guide Your Terminated Procedure Coding
Question: We've got a patient who was placed into the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sca... Read more
Final Rule:
Take Note of Sweeping Changes in the CMS 2020 Final Rule
Plus, see how policy changes will impact your provider's bottom line. On Nov. 1, 2019, th... Read more
ICD-10-CM Coding:
Code 2 Challenging Radiological ICD-10-CM Examples
Know when to go as far as the NCD to get the guidelines you need. While the ICD-10-CM man... Read more
Rules and Regulations:
Look Out For Proposed Incident-To Billing Policy Changes
Consider how a MedPAC intervention could reduce reimbursement. While not prevalent within... Read more
Reader Question:
Report +99354 With 99214 Under Specific Conditions
Question: Our interventional radiologist saw a patient during an E/M service for a prolong... Read more
Reader Question:
Dive Deeper Into Meaning of Bilateral Surgery Indicator ‘0’
Question: Why does code 73060 have a bilateral surgery indicator of “0?” Does tha... Read more
Reader Question:
Distinguish Between Nephrostomy Surgical, Imaging Services
Question: A urologist places a nephrostomy catheter under ultrasound (US) and fluoroscopic... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Code Screening Breast MRIs With Caution
Question: We have a patient seen for a high-risk breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) s... Read more