We built Essentials of Interventional Radiology Coding on a simple, but profound, premise: that better IR coding starts with a strengthened understanding of how IR procedures are performed and how to pinpoint those key phrases in physician documentation.
There’s nothing simple about IR coding, of course. For example, the emergence of bundled codes was supposed to make life easier for coders. But, in fact, it presented new challenges in terms of interpreting physician documentation and then arriving at the correct bundled code. Speaking of documentation, it seems that no two physicians document an IR procedure the same way, magnifying the gray areas that make it hard to distinguish subtle differences between procedures and similar code choices.
Fully updated, this popular resource provides in-depth explanations of the “why” behind correct CPT®/HCPCS code assignments, as well as valuable guidance with interpreting physician documentation in all its variations. You don’t have to be a new coder to benefit from this book, it’s a great resource for experienced coders and even non-clinical staff who want to expand their understanding of IR coding.
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