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Radiology Coding Alert

Diagnostic Details: Get a Clear Image of Ultrasound Coding to Claim It Right
You may need to code ultrasound more frequently in your office settings. Ultrasonograp... Read more
Follow This Expert Advice To Abrogate Your ICD-10 Anxiety
Training can be the most reliable solution if planned well. It has now been more than ... Read more
Practice Management:
Facing Challenges For Electronic Health Records? Adopt These Useful Tips
Update, track issues, and do not neglect patient interactions. Electronic health recor... Read more
Reader Question:
Explore Seventh Character Possibilities for Fracture Codes
Question: What is the seventh character significance in diagnosis codes for patholo... Read more
Reader Question:
Fluoro is Inclusive in 33202 to 33273
Question: How can we report fluoro with pacemaker insertion? Is there guidance for ... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Count on 74712, 74713 for Fetal MRI
Question: What new codes will be available for reporting the procedure of fetal MRI... Read more
Case Study:
Enhance Your EVAT Coding Skills With This Case Study
Get to the right code by checking the procedure and confirming the access site. You ne... Read more
Review Basics of Venous Reflux and Ablation
Reflux in one or more veins in the legs is common due to venous hypertension. When you r... Read more
Diagnostic Exams:
Tips To Clean Claims For Codes 74230 And 92611
Check services of speech lingual pathologist, and beware of services that are bundled. ... Read more
Follow These Essential Tips To Embrace ICD-10 Implementation This Month
What is new ahead? See more combination codes and seventh digits; You needn’t fear... Read more
CMS, AMA Smooth Transition
The deal: CMS and the AMA announced that they’ve forged a partnership to help prac... Read more
Reader Question:
Age Does Not Guide Catheterization Coding In Congenital Heart Disease
Question: How can we report left heart catheterization in an adult patient with the... Read more
Reader Question:
Target 36225 for Vertebral Angiography
Question: Our physician was doing a diagnostic imaging of the vertebral artery. For... Read more
Reader Question:
Submit One Unit of 36500 for Every Organ Sampled
Question: How can we report venous sampling and catheterization? Can we separately ... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Watch For Bundling In 93651 and 93451
Question: Our physician placed a Swan-Ganz catheter in the right heart for studying... Read more
Coding Strategy:
Beat The Stress in Intracranial Balloon Angioplasty Coding
Inclusive services include catheterization, imaging, and interpretation of report. Whe... Read more
Balloon Angioplasty:
Check If Vasospasm Was Cause of Narrowing
Your physician may do radiological supervision, imaging, and intervention for a balloon ... Read more
Coding Quiz:
5 Questions Assess Your Modified Barium Swallow Claims
Do not report 76001 with 74230 but SLP can report 92611. When your radiologist works w... Read more
Clear Your Path Of Challenges To Adopt ICD-10
Preparation, education, and testing are key to adopt ICD-10. Are you good to go for IC... Read more
ICD-10-CM Checklist
Ask yourself these top 7 questions before October this year. Get into action if you iden... Read more
Reader Question:
Determine Location for Ureteric Strictures
Question: What diagnosis code can we submit for a left uretero-intestinal anastomot... Read more
Reader Question:
Do Not Forget 76942 with 10022
Question: How can we report a transrectal seminal vesical aspiration? Do we have an... Read more
Reader Question:
Apply Modifier 26 for Professional Services
Question: How do you report an intra-operative X-ray that our physician reviewed du... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Check Payer Preferences For Screening MRI
Question: Our physician wants to schedule a breast MRI for a Medicare patient who i... Read more
Coding Strategy:
CPT® 2016: Effective January, Prepare Your Practice To Adopt Possible Code Changes
Also prepare to adopt new options for abdominal aorta screening, transcatheter infusion,... Read more
Make Note Of Changes You Will See In Neuritis, Radiculitis Codes
ICD-10 will offer more specific codes for affected regions in the spine. ICD-10 will n... Read more
Coding Quiz:
Check These Top 3 Questions To Assess Your Understanding Of Cardiac Catheterizations
Check for catheterization, ventriculography, and angiography. Cardiac catheterizations... Read more
ICD-10-CM News:
You Can Buy Time To Prepare In The First Year
Target the ‘right family’to get to the correct code. CMS and AMA made a jo... Read more
Reader Questions:
Check Bundles for 62310-62319 and 77003
Question: What bundles apply for fluoroscopic guidance and epidural injections? N... Read more
Reader Questions:
Submit Code for Primary Tumor In Addition To Metastasis
Question: During radiological assessment in a patient with prostate cancer, our phy... Read more
Reader Questions:
Do Not Count Projections for Ventilation/Perfusion Imaging
Question: Our physician performed pulmonary ventilation/perfusion imaging with aero... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Make Use of Modifiers When Interpreting Radiological Tests
Question: Our radiologist was called upon to analyze chest X-ray images (frontal) f... Read more
Vascular Coding:
Establish Firm Footing For EVAT Coding With Both CPT® and LCD Rules
Check radiofrequency or laser to hit the right code. Have you updated your practice fo... Read more
ICD-10 Coding:
Follow These 2 Simple Steps To Fix Your Fracture Coding
Check location, fracture type, and episode of care. ICD-10 will offer a plethora of co... Read more
Case study:
Follow These 3 Steps To Conquer Arteriogram Coding
Distinguish between evaluation of vessel origin and selective imaging. Reporting arter... Read more
Reader Questions:
Catheterization Is Inclusive in Coronary Angiogram Code
Question: Our physician performed a coronary angiogram and the procedure is describ... Read more
Reader Questions:
Do Not Miss Angioplasty before Thrombectomy
Question: How can we report when our physician does an angioplasty and vacuum throm... Read more
Reader Questions:
Confirm Pressure Recording In Portal Venogram
Question: Our physician did a portal venous angiogram and also recorded the portal ... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Check How You Report 37187 and 36870 Despite Bundle
Question: In a patient who has AV graft in the arm, our physician performed thrombe... Read more
CCI 21.1:
Check These 3 New Coding Edits That Are Likely To Impact Your Practice
Check if modifiers can help you bypass a bundle, though this may not always apply. The... Read more
Basic Facts Help Make Your Way To Easy Reporting For Ultrasounds
Justify medical necessity to build rational claims; check if modifier 26 applies. Ultr... Read more
ICD-10 Coding:
Answer These Top 3 Questions To Assess Your Understanding Of Aortic Dissection
Use the fifth digit to designate site.  You can take it easy. ICD-10 offers simpl... Read more
Verify Your Answers To The ICD-10 Coding Quiz
Check this one-to-one match for aortic dissection. Answer 1: The correct answer is opt... Read more
Reader Questions:
Differentiate Simple vs. Complex in Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Question: Our physician does stereotactic radiosurgery to treat a pineal tumor. How... Read more
Reader Questions:
Submit Code 93880 for Carotid Doppler
Question: How can we report Doppler study for the carotid artery? New Jersey Subs... Read more
Reader Questions:
Override the bundle in 75710 with 37224 and 37228
Question:  Our physician did the following peripheral vessel angiograms:  Di... Read more
Reader Questions:
Earn For Contrast Injection with 27370
Question: Our physician assisted in a knee arthrography by injecting contrast to gu... Read more
Reader Questions:
Avoid Modifier 26 When You Own X-Ray Equipment
Question:  Our physician used X-ray equipment in the office to place the needle pri... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Confirm Contrast in MRA of Brain
Question: In a patient who reported for third nerve palsy, our physician did an MRA... Read more
Coding Tips:
Follow These Top 3 Tips To Earn For Every Component Of Radiological Services
Keep documentation and differentiate limited vs. complete assessments. Radiological im... Read more
ICD-10 Diagnosis:
Assess Your Understanding Of Neck Pain Diagnosis In ICD-10
ICD-10 offers more definitive codes for cervical spondylosis, stenosis, subluxation, and... Read more
Coding Strategies:
Ace Your Arthrocentesis Reporting With 2 Simple Steps
Limit to one unit for every single joint. In the list of CCI Manual updates from CMS, ... Read more
Reader Questions:
Watch the Bundle for Imaging and Epidural Procedures
Question: We like to seek guidance on the inclusion of imaging guidance in the epidural ... Read more
Reader Questions:
Verify Bone Density Study with Vertebral Fracture Assessment
Question: For assessment of vertebral fracture, we submitted code 77082, and we rec... Read more
Reader Questions:
Keep Within Timeframe of 2 Years for Bone Density Tests
Question: Our physician does bone density assessment with DEXA. How can we report t... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Earn for CT/MRI with IDET
Question: What is intradiscal electrothermal anuloplasty (IDET)? Our physician prov... Read more
Follow These Examples To Strengthen Your Coding For Drainage Catheters And Tubes
Submit 76080 for radiological assistance. Drainage catheters can be difficult to repor... Read more
Coding Strategies:
Mark These Changes To Refine Your Arthrocentesis Reporting
Confirm if any ultrasound guidance was used. Remember how three new codes joined re... Read more
Take This Quiz To Test Your Understanding Of Neck Pain Diagnosis
Watch out: Not all conditions have a one-to-one match. Try answering these top questio... Read more
Adopt These Top 5 Approaches To Keep Up HIPAA Compliance in 2015
Anticipate increased OCR compliance investigations, audits, and enforcement actions. Y... Read more
Reader Questions:
Consider X-Rays for 12 Months in Chronic Conditions
Question: Our radiologist was approached by a patient with an existing chronic subl... Read more
Reader Questions:
Endoscopic Ultrasound is Inclusive in EGD Codes
Question: Our radiologist provided radiological ultrasound assistance to two patients... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Check Contrast and Sequence in MRA
Question: Our physician did an MRA of the brain in a patient with third nerve palsy... Read more
Read This Before You Report Your Next Intra-operative X-Ray Claim
Better check physician’s intent and maintain documentation or risk denials. Your... Read more
Affected Site Guides Your Diagnosis Coding For Ankylosing Spondylitis in 2015
Do not ignore age of the patient and codes for other spondylopathies. ICD-10 will get ... Read more
Strengthen Your Claims For Intraluminal GI Imaging With Capsule Endoscopy
Do not report 91111 in conjunction with 91110, 0355T. Gastrointestinal imaging has und... Read more
What is Ankylosing Spondylitis?
Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory process that affects the spine. The cause of a... Read more
Reader Question:
Earn For Fetal Ultrasound Measurements
Question: A pregnant patient came in for an ultrasound(US). By US, she was 16/2week... Read more
Reader Question:
Do Not Limit To Single Code for 3D Translabial US
Question: Our physician did 3D translabial ultrasounds to review the pelvic floor and... Read more
Reader Question:
Be Specific For Neck Soft Tissue Assessments
Question: An oncology group has requested we read soft tissue neck ultrasounds and ... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Your Payers May Differ For T1013
Question: Can you please provide guidance for when it is appropriate to use T1013 w... Read more
CPT® 2015 Coding Strategies:
Turn to These Category III Codes for Your Fibroid Ablation and Sacroplasty Claims
Your fibroid ablation and sacroplasty coding will have more specificity with Category II... Read more
Rejuvenate Your Coding For Radiation-Related Disorders
In 2015, don’t expect a direct one-to-one match for all codes. Effective Oct. 1,... Read more
Take These Top 3 Tips To Analyze CMS's Requirements For Physician Signatures
Learn where exceptions apply and how you can guard your practice. You can ensure a has... Read more
Reader Question:
Check If USG Is Inclusive In Joint Injection Codes
Question: Which joint injection codes can we report when our physician uses fluoros... Read more
Reader Question:
Check Payer Specifications for Billing 77003 with 62310-62319 in 2015
Question: Can we report 77003 with codes 62311-62319 in 2015? We understand that ef... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Check Ultrasound Elements to Get To Right Code
Question: Our physician performed an ultrasound in a patient with an unknown last m... Read more
Diagnostic testing:
3 Tips Strengthen Your Claims For Bone Density Scans
Here’s how to ensure you’re reporting the correct scan types and the right t... Read more
Practice Management:
Review 4 Guidelines to Capitalize on Non Physician Provider Services
Look beyond incident-to billing to shore up your coding and billing. In today’s ... Read more
Ensure You Meet HIPAA Compliance For Telemedicine
Policymakers are examining all aspects of telemedicine lately — from promoting imp... Read more
Laterality Governs Your Choices For Carotid Artery Stenosis
Target specific codes for thrombosis and embolism when reporting cerebral infarction. ... Read more
Reader Question:
76080 is Specific for Radiologic Component
Question: How do we report radiological examination for a perianal sinus tract stud... Read more
Reader Question:
Opt for 706.2 to Report Sebaceous Cyst
Question: What code can we submit for the diagnosis of a sebaceous cyst that is in ... Read more
Reader Question:
Check If Your Physician Repositioned Catheter in Aortography
Question: It is common for us to get reports that include abdominal aortogram with ... Read more
Reader Question:
Watch For the Bundle In 36147 And 75791
Question: How can we code for AV dialysis graft imaging and embolization? The pro... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Turn To 82331 for ASVS
Question: How can we code for an intra-arterial calcium stimulation test? A blood s... Read more
CCI 20.3:
Watch Before You Report Imaging or Catheterization with Vascular Embolization
You will now encounter plenty of edits for codes 37241-37244. In the beginning of this... Read more
Coding Tips:
Top 5 Questions Guide You to Best Catheter Placement Codes
Your journey begins with defining the vascular family. Selective catheterization proce... Read more
Verify The Correct Answers For Cather Placement Coding Questions
Answer 1: The correct option is d, 36247. Answer 2: The correct answer is c, 36246. ... Read more
News You Can Use:
ICD-10: CMS Freezes Date for ICD-10 Implementation
Gear up but don’t worry if you aren’t all prepared, you can look for an alte... Read more
Office Policies:
Follow Expert Advice to Break 3 Common Myths for Interpreter Services
Do not bill the patient; try checking prolonged service option. It is common for you t... Read more
Reader Question:
27096 Is Inclusive of Fluoroscopic Guidance
Question: Our physician performed a left SI joint injection under lateral fluorosco... Read more
Reader Question:
Look At 37197 for Foreign Body Retrieval
Question: Our physician removed a broken stent through the cutaneous route. How can... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Use 76098 for Radiological Examination of Specimen
Question: Can we report code 76098 for radiological examination to obtain a specime... Read more