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Radiology Coding Alert

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