Top Tips to Tackle Upper Extremity Interventional Radiology Coding

Upper extremity interventional radiology coding is an important area to take to task when it comes to accurate coding. With the pandemic still taking its toll on the financial health of many facilities, coding correctly has never been more important with both reimbursement and compliance on the table. Several tips

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Overcoming Biliary Tract Coding Obstacles

Interventional radiology coding remains some of the most complex to understand and report accurately. With error rates approaching 30% in many areas, there is a lot of opportunity for costly mistakes and omissions. When it comes to the biliary tract, there are a multitude of key components worth knowing for

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Top Things to Know About Breast Biopsy Coding

As discussed last month, new category III codes that could impact your interventional radiology coding services are now effective as of January 1, 2022. With these codes now active, interventional radiology providers and stakeholders should be aware of the scope of changes in place for the new year. New code

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Cracking Category III Codes for Future Success

As you may know from our previous insights, new category III codes were officially effective on January 1, 2022. With these codes now active, interventional radiology providers and stakeholders should be aware of the scope of changes in place for the new year. By understanding the changes, staff and coders

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2022 Removal Intracardiac Vegetation Coding Knowledge Continued

As discussed last month, new category III codes that could impact your interventional radiology coding services are now effective as of January 1, 2022. With these codes now active, interventional radiology providers and stakeholders should be aware of the scope of changes in place for the new year. New code

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2022 Interventional Radiology Category III Codes Explained

As expected, new category III codes were officially effective on January 1, 2022. With these codes now active, interventional radiology providers and stakeholders should be aware of the scope of changes in place for the new year. By knowing the changes, staff and coders can prepare for a successful year

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Knowing How to Appropriately Code for Rupture Versus Aneurysm and Other Circumstances

Vascular embolization can prove challenging for many coders. Knowing the fundamentals of vascular embolization is important for successful CPT® coding. By gaining better comprehension of these services, healthcare coding and billing professionals can help ensure accurate coding while safeguarding full reimbursement. Let’s take a look at Understanding the circumstances and requirements

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Examining Vascular Embolization or Occlusion Codes 37241 and 37242

Vascular embolization can prove challenging for many coders. Knowing the fundamentals of vascular embolization is important for successful CPT® coding. By gaining better comprehension of these services, healthcare coding and billing professionals can help ensure accurate coding while safeguarding full reimbursement. Let’s take a look at some of the details that

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Analyzing Non-Thrombolytic Agent Administration Coding

Interventional radiology has long been filled with complex procedures with non- thrombolytic agent administration being one area of challenge. Reviewing the fundamentals of  61650–61651 are important for successful CPT® coding. By gaining better comprehension of these services, healthcare coding and billing professionals can help ensure accurate coding while safeguarding full

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Vascular IR Fundamentals – A Review of the Rules

As with most things, for vascular IR coding it’s important to diligently maintain foundational knowledge while continuing to build – because, if there’s one thing we can be sure of with IR coding it’s that, at some point, it’s going to change. A stable foundation allows us to absorb those

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Biliary IR Coding – 5 Common Mistakes

With most bundled code sets, it’s the small details that make all the difference. Biliary procedures are much the same. The code descriptions look similar but contain subtle variations that require a good understanding of the full, long description of each code. However, code descriptions don’t always provide all the

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Interventional Radiology Webcast Series FY20Q1 Update

Thank you for being a valued subscriber to the Interventional Radiology Coding Webcast Series for 2020. As you know, IR continues to face challenges when it comes to coding and compliance, we are eager to tackle those challenges together. We put all our energy into making sure your resources offer

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