Essentials of Interventional Radiology Coding

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Essentials of Interventional Radiology Coding

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Essentials of Interventional Radiology Coding

Clear guidance with interventional radiology CPT® codes, concepts, and more

Looking for a basic guide to interventional radiology coding? Count on MedLearn Publishing, long-time leader in IVR coding, to deliver the easy-to-understand resource you need! Suitable for both clinical and non-clinical staff, this unique book covers a full range of procedures, from angioplasty to EVAR, FEVAR and TEVAR. Along the way, it de-complicates IVR coding concepts, including component, hybrid, bundled, arterial, venous, selective, non-selective and order of selectivity. Plus, you get in-depth explanations of the most common codes, as well as those that cause the most confusion. Ultimately, you’ll gain a clearer understanding of IVR coding basics — and so much more.

Features and Benefits

  • Updated and NEW information:
    • Many new, deleted and revised HCPCS and CPT codes for reporting procedures, including:
      • Fine needle aspiration
      • Knee arthrography
      • PICC line (with update to CVA guidelines)
      • Urinary tract dilation
      • Gastrostomy tube replacement
    • Numerous revisions to IVR coding guidelines as well as parenthetical revisions
    • Update on IVR-specific NCCI edits
    • New details on the different types of endoleaks, to assist with deciphering physician documentation
    • New evaluation and management appendix — indicating E&M services that should (and should not) be reported
    • Based on questions received throughout the year, expanded guidance pertaining to intracranial venous stenting, sacroplasty, 3D post-processing and vein ablations
  • Step-by-step through coding and billing for IVR procedures, including both diagnostic exams and therapeutic interventions, as well as vascular angiography and interventions
  • Easy to navigate — content is organized by nonvascular and vascular IVR, and then by body system and procedure type
  • Each section on specific IVR services includes:
    • Description of the procedure and how it’s performed, with corresponding HCPCS and CPT code descriptions and guidelines for use
    • Critical elements in physician documentation that lead to correct code assignment
    • Anatomical illustrations showing common procedures and corresponding CPT codes
    • Applicable add-on, radiological S&I and imaging guidance codes with guidelines for use
    • Full dictated reports with highlighted key phrases that lead to correct code assignments
  • Covers code assignments by both hospital (technical) and physician (professional) entities
  • Easy-to-understand overviews of essential topics, including:
    • Diagnostic vs. therapeutic procedures
    • Physician vs. hospital coding
    • Medicare payments and coding guidelines
    • CPT coding basics
    • And more!


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