Reinforce revenue by strengthening ultrasound coding and compliance accuracy through expert education.
Confused by conflicting guidance for ultrasound coding? Struggling with gray areas in documentation, frequency limitations and billing requirements? Wondering about new codes and how to incorporate them into your coding workflow? Unsure about coding for duplex and doppler studies?
Resolve these areas of uncertainty and confusion with the help of Ultrasound Coder. Fully updated for 2023, this resource delivers the guidance you need to avoid missed revenue opportunities and noncompliant practices. Plus, you get actionable instruction covering what each code means, its correct usage and documentation requirements.
Features and Benefits
- Explanations and the practical application of coding changes including any new, revised, and deleted codes for 2024
- Guidance with parenthetical guideline revisions
- Tips, guidance and FAQs, based on commonly asked questions and chronic problem areas, including fine-needle aspiration (FNA), ultrasound elastography, contrast-enhanced ultrasound and noninvasive vascular ultrasound
Our experts address common questions, concerns, and problem areas:
- In-depth coding guidance with noninvasive vascular studies, including what constitutes a complete vs. limited study
- Special help with areas of confusion, such as coding for:
- Duplex exams
- OB ultrasound and non-OB pelvic ultrasound
- Soft-tissue ultrasound
- Breast ultrasound
- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound
- Bone density ultrasound
- Testicular ultrasound
- Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)
- FNA biopsy
- Instruction to help you avoid costly miscoding of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) ultrasound screening, ankle brachial index (ABI) assessments and other recurring trouble spots
Clear, step-by-step guidance through the tasks you perform every day:
- Coding for a full range of ultrasound procedures, including diagnostic ultrasound, ultrasound guidance procedures, echocardiography (fetal and non-fetal), noninvasive vascular diagnostic studies and IVUS
- Covers code assignments by both hospital (technical) and physician (professional) entities
- How to accurately interpret physician documentation, including key words to look for, critical omissions and subtle word variations that can lead to substantially different results
A proven quick-reference approach for busy professionals:
- Codes are grouped for fast navigation: by body system (e.g., head and neck) and then by CPT® code sequence
- Each section includes general coding guidelines; tables with CPT/HCPCS codes, modifier information, RVUs and hospital OPPS payment rates; definition of each procedure with its corresponding CPT code; and billing tips
- Case examples, augmented with insightful commentary, throughout the book, to reinforce correct code selection and identification of key terms in documentation
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