Insight on Radiopharmaceutical Localization of Tumor Code 78800

Posted Posted in Insights, Radiology

As you may remember, major changes including revisions, additions, and deletions were finalized in 2020 for (SPECT/CT) and myocardial PET for nuclear medicine services. Medical coders across the country may still struggle with understanding how and when to report related CPT® codes. Let’s break down some tips for code 78800 to give greater understanding and […]

Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) Program Implementation – What’s Happening in 2021?

Posted Posted in Insights, Radiology

The release of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) CY2021 proposed rule on August 3rd contained a lot of information for radiology providers to digest (a proposed 10.61% reduction to the conversion factor for 2021!), but there was also a noticeable absence in the proposed rule – any discussion of the Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC)/Clinical […]

Abdominal Aortography with Lower Extremity Runoff: Did the Catheter Move?

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The abdominal aortogram is one of the most commonly performed peripheral services – yet coding for abdominal aortograms, especially with lower extremity runoff, is something that is often met with questions about just how to ensure the correct code (or codes) is being selected for the procedure performed. When in doubt, there’s one question that […]

Radiology 2020 Deleted Codes Crosswalk

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Quick reference for radiology – which codes have been deleted and which have been introduced, or revised, to replace them For 2020, there were numerous changes to the Radiology Section of the CPT® manual. As always, it’s critical to ensure all staff have a complete understanding of the changes impacting radiology – which includes knowing […]