Coding

General Question for the Week of April 8, 2024

We use 96360 and 96361 for hydration fluids administered in radiology. These codes often edit against the CT procedure code. What modifier would you recommend when coding for services provided in a hospital radiology dept?

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Cardiology Question for the Week of March 18, 2024

How is the following scenario coded? A patient has an SVG anastomosed to the LC obtuse marginal (OM). Next, this graft “jumps” to the RC posterolateral branch. Through the vein graft, the OM lesion is treated with angioplasty and bare metal stenting and a second lesion in the posterolateral branch of the RC is treated with angioplasty and bare metal stenting.

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General Question for the Week of March 11, 2024

How do codes 0561T and 0562T delineate the usage of 3D printed models intraoperatively for surgical interventions, and what distinctions exist in reporting these codes compared to procedures involving prosthetic implantation?

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General Question for the Week of March 4, 2024

What are the specific criteria for determining when to use code 36591 versus 36592 for blood specimen collection, and how does the choice of code differ based on the type and location of the vascular access device?

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