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Venous Coding Case Example for Enhanced Understanding

Case studies are great learning tools for coders, providing an array of detail and rationale to enhance understanding. Here, we explore a case study related to venous access for correct coding. By examining case studies like these, coders can ensure success throughout the year. VENOUS ACCESS CASE: TEMPORARY DIALYSIS CATHETER

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ACR Releases Early New Analysis of 2023 Coding

Anticipation is already building for end of the year annual coding changes. The American College of Radiology (ACR) released a preview analysis of some of the coding changes that may impact radiology providers and stakeholders come 2023 and even earlier. Among the changes include new Category 1 codes for percutaneous

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SNMMI Criticizes CMS Final Decision on Amyloid PET Coverage

CMS reached its final judgment on coverage for FDA-approved monoclonal antibodies. These antibodies are used against amyloid for the purposes of Alzheimer’s disease treatment. The service occurs under Coverage with Evidence Development (CED) in FDA-approved, CMS-approved, or NIH-sponsored controlled trials with the national coverage determination (NCD) originally proposed in January.

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SNMMI Makes Specific Recommendations to CMS on Amyloid PET

The Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) is challenging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand coverage for Amyloid PET. CMS had previously issued a national coverage determination (NCD) analysis for Monoclonal Antibodies Directed Against Amyloid for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. The letter with

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The ACR Arms a Legal Defense Against Surprise Billing

“Surprise” medical billing has launched itself into controversy this year, with a multitude of stakeholders sharing concerns and arming legal options in response. In a collaborative effort, the American College of Radiology (ACR), the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), and the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) filed a lawsuit

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2022 Radiology Coding Changes

As expected, new and revised codes were officially effective on January 1, 2022. With the 2022 CPT® code files available, 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

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FDG PET NCD Coverage Contradictions Raise Confusion

In a small saga that has played out over the course of the year, transmittal 10838 released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on June 8th caused confusion and contradicted previous information released regarding the retirement of the National Coverage Determination (NCD) for 18F-FDG PET for infection

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2022 Coding Changes Preview Arrives for Radiology

Several changes and revisions are expected for radiology coding and guidelines come 2022. In an online posting titled “CPT 2022 Anticipated Code Changes,” the American College of Radiology (ACR) outlined a preliminary guide of changes that radiology providers should know for 2022. However, be aware that the code changes listed

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Insight on Radiopharmaceutical Localization of Tumor Code 78800

As you may remember, major changes including revisions, additions, and deletions were finalized in 2020 for (SPECT/CT) and myocardial PET for nuclear medicine services. Medical coders across the country may still struggle with understanding how and when to report related CPT® codes. Let’s break down some tips for code 78800

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Breast & Bone Density Procedure Coding Guide FY20Q1 Update

Thank you for being a valued subscriber to the Breast & Bone Density Procedure Coding Guide for 2020. As you know, breast imaging and interventions continue to face challenges when it comes to coding and compliance, we are eager to tackle those challenges together. We put all our energy into

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Ultrasound Coder FY20Q1 Update

Thank you for being a valued subscriber to the Ultrasound Coder for 2020. As you know, ultrasound services continue 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 provide the most

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Nuclear Medicine & PET Coder FY20Q1 Update

Thank you for being a valued subscriber to the Nuclear Medicine & PET Coder for 2020. As you know, nuclear medicine is facing two new code sets this year, we are eager to tackle the challenges that are sure to arise from them together. We put all our energy into

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