Analyzing Non-Thrombolytic Agent Administration Coding

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Interventional radiology has long been filled with complex procedures with non- thrombolytic agent administration being one area of challenge. Reviewing the fundamentals of  61650–61651 are important for successful CPT® coding. By gaining better comprehension of these services, healthcare coding and billing professionals can help ensure accurate coding while safeguarding full reimbursement.  Let’s take a look […]

Pelvic Angiography – When is it Appropriate to Assign 75736?

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Pelvic angiography – it’s a term we see in reports and there’s a CPT® code specifically describing it, so why is this code so frequently mis-used? The answer to that involves understand what the definition of true pelvic angiography entails and the key terms to look for in documentation to support it. Selective (True) Pelvic […]

Biliary IR Coding – 5 Common Mistakes

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With most bundled code sets, it’s the small details that make all the difference. Biliary procedures are much the same. The code descriptions look similar but contain subtle variations that require a good understanding of the full, long description of each code. However, code descriptions don’t always provide all the information needed for correct application […]

Genitourinary IR – Same Procedure, Different Terms

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With interventional radiology procedures, to say physician documentation can be a little tricky is an understatement. For genitourinary procedures specifically, this seems even more apparent. It’s not uncommon for different physicians to describe the same procedure in different ways and, with some terms used interchangeably (that have very different meanings) it can be frustrating for anyone coding genitourinary services. Let’s […]

CT and CTA on the Same Day – OK to Code? The Answer is More Complex Than You May Think.

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“Can we code and bill for both a CT and CTA on the same day?” This is one of the most frequently asked questions when we talk about diagnostic imaging. The answer? Technically, yes, and yet the answer is not that straightforward. With many situations there’s generally a ‘but’ with these types of answers and […]